RI Health Care Association Announces 2013 Rihca Award Winners

WARWICK, RI – The Rhode Island Health Care Association (RIHCA) has announced the winners of the 2013 RIHCA Awards. The awards were initiated twelve years ago to honor the talents and dedication of volunteers, professionals and others who work to improve the lives of those residing in Rhode Island’s skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers.

Nearly 300 people attended a special awards luncheon held recently at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick to pay tribute to this year’s winners. They are:

•Distinguished Administrator: Donna Amaral, Eastgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, East Providence

•Distinguished Certified Nursing Assistants: Robin De Rosa, West Shore Health Center in Warwick; Eric Parkhurst, Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center in Woonsocket; and Wendy Pedro, West View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Warwick

•Long Term Care Nurse of the Year: Nadine Ryno, R.N., Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newport

•Long Term Care Nurse Manager of the Year: Cheryl Edwards, R.N., West View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, West Warwick

•Public Service Award: Representative Nicholas Mattiello

•Distinguished Associate Member: East Side Clinical Laboratory

•Lifetime Achievement: Gerald Romano, Former Administrator, Silver Creek Manor, Bristol

•Therapy Resources Management Spirit Award for Workplace Enthusiasm: Noel Pincince, Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket and Isabelle Araujo, Silver Creek Manor, Bristol

•2013 Volunteers of the Year: John Duffy, Evergreen House Health Center in East Providence and Ray Petteruto, Cherry Hill Manor in Johnston

•RIHCA Quality Award: West View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, West Warwick

The Rhode Island Health Care Association is Rhode Island’s largest non-profit, professional organization of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers with 65 member facilities throughout the state.


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