2021

Published on July 01, 2021

Holzer Senior Care Center Employees Awarded

Senior Care Scholarship Awardees

Photo is of Candace M. Moore, RN, Director of Nursing, Holzer Senior Care Center, at left, and Jennifer Baker, RN, BSN, Staff Nurse, Holzer Senior Care Center.

Holzer Senior Care Center would like to congratulate our employees who were recently awarded scholarships from the Educational Foundation of the Ohio Health Care Association (EFOHCA). Candace M. Moore, RN, Director of Nursing, received the David F. Lucid Scholarship, and Jennifer Baker, RN, BSN received the District III Nadra Bacome Scholarship.

Baker and Moore discovered the scholarship through email updates from the Ohio Health Care Association. Baker and Moore shared that the application included providing a letter of verification.

“In order to be considered, you had to be employed by your current organization for over a year, describe what area of care you were receiving education for and why you chose that area, work history, proof of being enrolled in school, and a letter of verification from the employer,” Moore said.

The EFOHCA was established in 1989 with the goal of creating and fostering careers in long-term care settings. Since its establishment, according to OHCA’s website, EFOHCA has awarded over $2.2 million worth of scholarships to over 1000 people.

If you are interested in working in a long-term care setting, Moore encourages others to work in a nursing home to see if it is the right fit. Baker shared that long-term care settings are her favorite, and she prefers them over hospital settings.

“With acute settings, patients rotate through; whereas in a long-term care facility, you form a bond with the residents who will be living there long-term,” Baker said. “You get to know them, and they get to know you. The connections I continue to build are the best part of my job.”

Baker and Moore shared that their favorite part of being with Holzer is the family atmosphere. From management to residents, every part of Holzer Health System is connected, and feel they are always a part of whatever is going on.

“We all get along well, and have a good thing going at Holzer Senior Care Center,” Moore shared. “We are included in our system even though we are not located on the main campus.”

Baker will start coursework at Ohio University in the fall working toward a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with health care concentrations. She resides in Gallipolis, Ohio with her husband David, and three children, Kayla, 17; James, 16; Maggie, 12, and four pets. In her free time, she enjoys being involved with her daughter’s girl scouts troop, attending church events and crocheting.

Moore is attending Chamberlin University where she is earning a master’s degree in Nurse Education. She resides in Gallipolis, Ohio with her husband of 19 years, Jason, and their daughter, Madelyn. Moore enjoys traveling, reading, crafting, and scrapbooking.

The OHCA will be holding its annual convention and expo from August 23 through 26, where Baker and Moore will be recognized. Holzer would like to acknowledge their hard work and dedication to their residents and communities.

Holzer Senior Care Center, a 70-bed nursing facility located in Bidwell, Ohio, is an integral part of Holzer Health System. Holzer Senior Care Center offers a complete range of rehabilitation services conducted by registered therapists. Physical, occupational, and speech therapies are available, with programs designed to meet the needs, tolerance levels, and capabilities of each resident. Holzer Senior Care Center has been providing medical, nursing, and rehabilitation therapies to both short-term and long-term residents since 1995.

For more information on at Holzer Senior Care Center, please call (740) 446-5001 or visit www.holzer.org.

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