- On October 2, 2017
Maria Esteves is October Employee of the Month. Maria joined Eagle Crest Fresno as a CNA in January 2016 and became part of the CareMeridian family when CareMeridian acquired the program (now Fresno Alluvial) in March 2016. She was nominated by West Lopez, DON/Administrator of Fresno Alluvial.
West says: “Maria goes above and beyond what is expected of a CNA. Aside from delivering excellent patient care, she handles additional tasks such as managing petty cash and ordering and stocking supplies. She arranges the patient rooms and suggests ideas to make the facility better. Maria will cover extra shifts when needed — as a CNA, a cook, or as a housekeeper. She spends one-on-one time doing activities with our patients, and helps coordinate facility activities. She never complains if we’re having a rough day — she just says, ‘Don’t worry West, we will take care of it, we’ll figure it out’. Always prioritizing patient care, Maria motivates others and will do anything to provide the best for the patients and the facility. I am so lucky and grateful to have her as part of our team!”
Alluvial patient George Bailey adds, “Maria, you are a good person and a good CNA. You’re just the best. I love you.”
CareMeridian’s employees of the month are nominated based on outstanding service and commitment to the company, its facilities, staff, patients and providers.