While running a successful Moroccan restaurant in Montclair, N.J., Anna Chbini was searching for a more fulfilling career that would make her happy to go to work as well as provide an opportunity for her to give back to the community. Anna went back to school, made a career change, and now has found that fulfillment as a Quality Assurance Certified Nurses Aide at Alaris Health at Boulevard East.
“Just like my old job where I tried to make customers happy, I work here each day to make our residents feel happy and safe. I feel very proud about the warm environment at our facility and I want to come to work every day so that I can positively impact the lives of others. This feels like where I want to be, helping to provide the best care I can,” says Ms. Chbini, who hopes to complete her training as an RN and speaks four languages fluently.
This dedication to patients has made Ms. Chbini well regarded by the staff. In honor of National Nursing Home Week, May 12-16, Alaris Health at Jersey City has chosen to highlight Ms. Chbini as an exemplary employee. The American Health Care Association established National Nursing Home Week in 1967 as a week-long observance celebrating the positive impact nursing homes can have on the lives of people. Each Alaris Member Health Center is participating in this celebration and has chosen an employee to highlight.
“Anna decided to pursue a nursing career path as she always wants to help others. She was hired as a nurses aide and was promoted within a month to QCNA. She has an exceptional work attitude and remains very positive, even when her job becomes hectic and demanding. We are proud to feature her during Nursing Home Week,” says Rob Smolin, Administrator of Alaris Health at Boulevard East.
The theme of this year’s National Nursing Home Week is “Team Care: Everyone Pitches in.” The theme recognizes residents and patients in long term and post-acute care settings, the dedicated staff who care for them, and the value of care planning where everyone “pitches in” for optimal outcomes.
“Alaris Health celebrates our employees for improving and enhancing the lives of our patients,” says Avery Eisenreich, President of Alaris Health.
Alaris Health at Boulevard East is a well appointed facility, located in Guttenberg, New Jersey, that offers a warm, supportive and uplifting environment for post-hospitalization short-term rehabilitation patients and long-term residents alike. Please call (201) 868-3600 for more information.