Alaris Health Resident Wins 2015 Residents’ Voice Writing Challenge

Cherry Hill, NJ, January 21, 2016 – Alaris Health is proud to announce that one of its long-time Cherry Hill residents, John Barnshaw, won the 2015 Residents’ Voice Challenge.

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Sponsored by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, the Residents’ Voice Challenge recognizes residents who demonstrate a talent for writing, be it poetry, short stories or other, and selects a handful of residents each year to publish his or her writings in a keepsake book.

The 2015 winner was Alaris Health at Cherry Hill’s very own John Barnshaw, who has been a long-term resident since spring of 2012. John is an 87-years-young retired optician who enjoys writing poetry and prose. A facility volunteer noticed his impressive writing and submitted him for the writing challenge. When asked how he felt about the news, John exclaimed, “I was thrilled, it was very unexpected!”

John’s entry will be published in The Consumer Voice’s 40th anniversary 40 Words of Wisdom, a keepsake book that features words of wisdom and thoughts on care from long-term residents nationwide. Copies can be ordered from http://theconsumervoice.org/ncv_store.

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“Wisdom should be like a savings account – make plenty of deposits and watch it grow.”

“As grandmom used to say, ‘Pearls cast upon the swine.’ Wisdom can be of no value when related to a

closed mind. To be a master at wisdom, you need a life of events and age.” – John Barnshaw

 


About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.

Alaris Health Remembers Long-Time Nurse Following Sudden Death

Kearny, NJ, January 15, 2016 – Alaris Health is saddened by the passing of one of its long-time employees, Alucia Accimeus, who died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning.in loving memory

Co-workers said that she worked her usual full-time shift on Saturday and complained of a headache. She was taken to the emergency room on Sunday and doctors discovered she had suffered a brain hemorrhage. Her condition quickly deteriorated throughout the day and she was taken off of life support early Tuesday.

Former colleague and RN Agnieszka Bednadzysk described their two years of working together on the sub-acute unit as close, and Alucia, her and another colleague were often referred to as “The Three Musketeers”. “She was wonderful, dedicated, hard-working and rarely called in sick,” Agnieszka said. “We took care of each other’s patients and she was always a great team player. We are going to miss her dearly…it’s rare that you meet people who you can count on so much and get so close to at work.”

candles Alucia joined Alaris Health at Belgrove in June of 2009 and worked as a full-time nurse on the third floor sub-acute unit since 2013. She was deeply loved by her patients and colleagues and her dedication to and enthusiasm for her work and patients will be deeply missed.

Alucia is survived by her husband, three children, family, friends and the entire Alaris Health family. Alaris employees have gathered funds to help offset funeral costs. The Alaris Health Foundation will match employees’ contributions and donate $2,000. Funds raised will be split between funeral expenses and supporting Alucia’s three children.

A wake will be held this evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Methodist Church of Orange and the funeral will be tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. at the same location.


About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.

Alaris Health at St. Mary’s and Mayor Warren Honor Community Veterans

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The mayor of Orange Township, Dwayne D. Warren Esq.

On November 25th, 2015, Alaris Health at St. Mary’s held a special breakfast ceremony in honor of all veterans in their community. The mayor of Orange Township, Dwayne D. Warren Esq., was in attendance and presented the veterans with individual Certificates of Recognition.

Veteran’s Day, which is traditionally held on November 11th throughout the country, is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans. Alaris Health at St. Mary’s organized this breakfast in order to make it a memorable event for the living veterans in the community. The ceremony, which was attended by Alaris Health staff members and family and friends of the veterans, provided a joyous and warm atmosphere. Most importantly, it allowed the veterans to be honored in the presence of their loved ones.