Health Center At Standifer Place’s Ted Kirby And Jennifer Cottrell Receive Statewide Awards

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Ted Kirby, assistant director of nursing with The Health Center at Standifer Place in Chattanooga, was recently honored as the Tennessee Health Care Association’s (THCA) Chattanooga District Caregiver of the Year. He received the award Aug. 11 during THCA’s Convention & Trade Show in Knoxville. Mr. Kirby has worked at the facility for 24 years.

 

THCA’s membership is divided into geographical districts across the state.

Mr. Kirby’s name, along with the other five district winners, will be placed in the running for the statewide honor of Caregiver of the Year. The honoree will be recognized at a special ceremony on Nursing Home Caregiver Appreciation Day on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022.

 

“Our Caregiver of the Year winners are incredible people who dedicate their lives to caring for those who cannot care for themselves,” THCA Executive Director Jesse Samples said. “We are extremely proud of these individuals and what they contribute to Tennessee’s long-term care community.”

 

Jennifer Cottrell, activities coordinator at Assisted Living at Standifer Place in Chattanooga, received the 2022 Assisted Care Living Facility Service Award from the Tennessee Health Care Association/Tennessee Center for Assisted Living (THCA/TNCAL). This award recognizes an employee of a TNCAL member assisted living facility for providing outstanding service to both residents and the facility.

 

Ms. Cottrell has been with Standifer Place for seven years. She redesigned her facility’s activities program with a variety of innovative activities that bring excitement to residents, including morning exercise classes with rock music, a haunted hayride and haunted house for Halloween, a Super Bowl party, and bus shopping trips. Her activities program has prompted a high level of voluntary participation and buy-in from facility staff in all departments.

 

Ms. Cottrell accepted the award Aug. 11 during THCA/TNCAL’s Convention & Trade Show in Knoxville, where individuals, groups and facilities were celebrated for their outstanding accomplishments in long-term care. Awards are presented annually in a variety of categories.

 

“Our Awards of Excellence honor individuals, volunteers and facilities with an amazing commitment to long-term care residents,” Executive Director Samples said. “It’s an honor to recognize the hard work and dedication of all our recipients.”


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