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MICHAEL MAVROMATIS IS MARCH EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • On March 1, 2017
Michael Mavromatis, Executive Director, CareMeridian Buffalo, is March Employee of the Month.  Michael joined CareMeridian in September 2015 and was nominated by CareMeridian Vice President of Operations Bruce Kuluris. “Michael has a work ethic and passion for excellent patient care that is amazing.  Michael consistently assures his Buffalo program not only operates efficiently and effectively, […]
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BRANDY BEAVEN IS FEBRUARY EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • On February 1, 2017
Brandy Beaven, LVN at CareMeridian Oxnard is February Employee of the Month. Brandy joined CareMeridian in March 2006 and was nominated by CareMeridian Oxnard Administrator Rebecca Dutzy. Rebecca says: “I would like to nominate Brandy Beaven LVN as Employee of the Month. Brandy has been with CareMeridian Oxnard for nine years. She is a dedicated […]
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ERIC BALDONADO IS JANUARY EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • On January 10, 2017
Eric Baldonado, CNA at CareMeridian Littleton, is January Employee of the Month.  Eric joined CareMeridian in November 2014 and was nominated by Director of Nursing Julie Wallace. Julie says, “Eric is a model employee and a great asset to the CareMeridian Littleton team.  His perfect attendance record and dependability make him a DON’s dream CNA, […]
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MATTHEW FRANCO IS DECEMBER EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • On December 5, 2016
Matt Franco is December Employee of the Month.  Matt joined CareMeridian in November 2011 after first coming to CareMeridian as a student nurse on clinical rotation. While currently a full-time day shift nurse at our Santiago facility, Matt has previously worked full-time at the Tustin facility and has been charge nurse on both the day […]
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Arizona Activity Director Savannah Geare Receives MENTOR Ripple of Hope Award 2016

  • On November 10, 2016
CareMeridian joined The MENTOR Network on October 25 in Boston at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse to honor the 2016 Ripple of Hope Award recipients. CareMeridian’s Savannah Geare, a certified recreational therapist serving as the activity coordinator for CareMeridian’s Phoenix location, was among the ten honorees, who were selected from more than 300 nominations. In […]
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AMBER BETTIGER IS NOVEMBER EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • On November 7, 2016
Amber Bettiger, Accounts Receivables Coordinator in CareMeridian’s Corporate Billing Department, is November 2016 Employee of the Month.  Amber joined CareMeridian in 2015 and was nominated by Chief Financial Officer Mary Beth Formby. CFO Mary Beth says: “Amber is a member of CareMeridian’s billing team and has been with us for one year.  In that time, […]
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2016 TOM WHITE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT LUANA PICENO

  • On October 19, 2016
CareMeridian has named Luana Piceno, CNA and Administrative Assistant at CareMeridian Santa Ana, as the recipient of the third annual 2016 Tom White Memorial Scholarship.  The Award was presented to Luana at the company’s quarterly management meeting at the Irvine Marriott in Southern California on October 11. When Tom White, Administrator at CareMeridian Elk Grove […]
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DIANA GILL IS OCTOBER EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • On September 30, 2016
Diana Gill is October Employee of the Month.  Diana joined CareMeridian in 2006 and is a CNA at CareMeridian 4kids.  Diana was nominated by the facility’s Director of Nursing Brandy Di Pietro. Brandy says: “Diana is a valuable employee. She is dedicated and caring, gives compassionate, loving and nurturing care. She always lends a hand […]
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MARITSSA AYYAD IS SEPTEMBER EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • On September 6, 2016
Maritssa Ayyad is September Employee of the Month.  Maritssa joined CareMeridian Gilroy as a LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse) in August of 2004. Maritssa was nominated by CareMeridian DON Colby Perez. Colby says: “Maritssa has been our night nurse for 13 years! She has a strong work ethic; she is always on time and never misses […]
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LIZ FALLTRICK IS AUGUST EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • On August 1, 2016
Elizabeth (Liz) Falltrick, Director of Case Management for Northern California and Colorado is August 2016 Employee of the Month.  Liz joined CareMeridian in November 2013 and was nominated by Regional Director of Operations Kirk Davis. Kirk says: “I have personally seen Liz handle difficult family situations with grace and diplomacy, but with firmness. She is […]
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BRIANNA ROMERO IS JULY EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • On July 5, 2016
Brianna Romero, Life Skills Trainer (LST) and Team Lead, is July Employee of the Month.  Brianna joined CareMeridian in March of 2015 at our Scottsdale facility. Brianna was nominated by facility Executive Director Ashley Iverson. Ashley says: “Brianna has been an absolute pleasure to have as an LST.  She consistently demonstrates empathy and compassion for […]
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CRYSTAL IMMERMAN IS JUNE EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • On June 10, 2016
Crystal Immerman is June 2016 Employee of the Month.  Crystal joined CareMeridian in 2000 and is Manager of Administration at the company’s corporate offices in Aliso Viejo, Ca.  In addition to providing executive support for CareMeridian’s CEO, Crystal organizes company events, manages contracts, coordinates licensing for existing facilities and assists with new developments, and much, […]
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JESUS OCAMPO RECOGNIZED BY THE MENTOR NETWORK CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

  • On April 12, 2016
Congratulations to our own Jesus Ocampo, CareMeridian Garden Grove Activities Director, for being recognized by The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation as one of its Third Quarter 2016 Community Champions!  Champions are recognized for their work with local non-profit organizations. Read more about Jesus and the other Third Quarter 2016 Community Champions here!
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KRISTINE BOLINAS IS APRIL EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • On April 1, 2016
Kristine Bolinas is April 2016 Employee of the Month.  Kristine joined CareMeridian in December 2009 and is a night-shift CNA at CareMeridian Garden Grove. Kristina was nominated by Garden Grove Director of Nursing Aida Torres, RN. Aida says, “I am nominating Kristine Bolinas for her outstanding performance.  She is a responsible and dedicated employee, having […]
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MIE SUN SONG IS MARCH EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • On March 2, 2016
Mie Sun Song — “Josie” — is March 2016 Employee of the Month.  Josie joined CareMeridian in 2004 and is a CNA at CareMeridian Oxnard.  In addition, she serves as Activity Coordinator, Cook and Housekeeper. Josie was nominated by Oxnard Director of Nursing Becky Dutzy. “The many positions Josie fills hasn’t stopped her from offering […]
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CAREMERIDIAN GILROY STAFF PRAISED BY FORMER PATIENT JILL EWERT

  • On February 19, 2016
The following testimonial is from CareMeridian former patient Jill Ewert, who suffered significant injuries as the result of being hit by a drunk driver.  She spent nearly two months at CareMeridian Gilroy in early 2015.  She was transferred from a nearby hospital to CareMeridian in late March and remained through late May.  She is now […]
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FARZAD NAZIRI NAMED 2016 BEYOND CARE AWARD RECIPIENT

  • On February 10, 2016
CareMeridian has named Farzad Naziri, contract Physical Therapist for CareMeridian facilities Garden Grove, Artesia, and La Habra as the recipient of the 2016 Beyond Care Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership, commitment, expertise and care extended to both patients and their families. Farzad has been working with CareMeridian for since April 2010. The award […]
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HOME AWAY FROM HOME, AND FAMILY AWAY FROM FAMILY

  • On January 21, 2016
Sharae Reed, a hit-and-run victim, recorded her thoughts about CareMeridian Las Vegas - Buffalo after two months at the facility. Her video is alternately humorous and touching, and it offers a detailed look into what life is like at CareMeridian. But the common thread is the close, personal relationships she developed with staff members—relationships that allowed her to excel in her physical therapy and rehabilitation, in an environment that was really her home away from home. We are thrilled to have been able to care for Sharae—a hardworking, funny, generous person—and we’re excited to share her story of rehabilitation and recovery.
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MEET THE FY2016 Q2 COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS

  • On January 13, 2016
Hanna van der Walt Clinical Programs Specialist, CareMeridian Hanna van der Walt volunteers through Foundation For His Ministry (FFHM,) an interdenominational organization providing homes and outreach services for children and families in need. Twice a year, Hanna travels to “Cristo Por Su Mundo,” one of FFHM’s missions located in Vicente Guerrero, Baja California North, Mexico. The […]
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MARY JANE TRIFON IS JANUARY 2016 EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • On January 8, 2016
Mary Jane Trifon is January 2016 Employee of the Month.  Mary Jane joined CareMeridian in 2010 and is Activity Coordinator for our San Fernando facilities. ‘I would like to nominate Mary Jane for Employee of the month. She is always going above and beyond for her patients and is a true example of Caremeridian mission […]
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JOE BURNS IS DECEMBER EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • On December 4, 2015
Joe joined CareMeridian in 2012 and is Director of Maintenance for CareMeridian’s Arizona facilities. Kristin Wilkinson, Program Director for Scottsdale says: “Joe Burns goes above and beyond the expectations of his position. For example, when our landscaping company was running behind, Joe took it upon himself to rent a lawnmower and came back to Ludlow […]
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FILEMON AGUILAR IS NOVEMBER EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • On November 3, 2015
Filemon Aguilar is November Employee of the Month.  Filemon joined CareMeridian in November 2000 and is CNA at Cowan Heights. Katherine Collier, Director of Nursing and Administrator at Cowan Heights, says: “Filemon is an amazing individual and deserves to be CareMeridian’s employee of the month! He has a heart of gold! Filemon demonstrates integrity, loyalty, […]
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GERALDINE PITTS IS OCTOBER EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • On October 1, 2015
Geraldine Pitts is October Employee of the Month.  Geraldine joined CareMeridian in 1998 and is Assistant Director of Nursing at CareMeridian Garden Grove. According to Aida Torres, CareMeridian Garden Grove DON, “Geraldine has been a dedicated employee with CareMeridian for 15 years. She was a night charge nurse in our Cowan Heights facility until she […]
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LAURA GAMELSON IS SEPTEMBER EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • On September 3, 2015
Laura Gamelson is September Employee of the Month. Laura joined CareMeridian Escondido as Activities Director in October 2007. Julie Cottam, Escondido ADON, nominated Laura, saying: “Laura goes above and beyond her role as the activity director. I teach CNA students as well and I am in and out of different SNFs and I have yet […]
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GINA MARTINEK IS AUGUST EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

  • On July 31, 2015
Gina was nominated by many of her colleagues that work with her in marketing for Northern California. Shannon Sears, Regional Director of Business Development for Northern California says,” Gina is extremely competent and knowledgeable.  When she doesn’t know something she is resourceful and quick in figuring it out.  She is also very committed to getting […]
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JOHN MORAN IS JULY EMPLOYEE OF MONTH

  • On July 7, 2015
John joined CareMeridian Fresno in January of 2015 as Director of Nursing for both the Fresno Weber and Fresno Marks facilities. According to Regional Director of Operations Kirk Davis,”It’s with great pleasure that we recognize John Moran as CareMeridian’s July Employee of the Month.  Although John has only been with us since January, he epitomizes […]
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Delores Esteves, LVN Victory House San Fernando Valley, is May Employee of the Month

  • On May 6, 2015
Delores joined CareMeridian in 2010, prior to working at the pre-existing facility.  Delores is an LVN. According to VP Operations Bruce Kuluris, “She continually demonstrates commitment with her high level of assistance supporting her Admin/DON and compassion for her patients by consistently  spending extra time to assure all their needs are met.” CareMeridian’s employees of the month […]
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Tomari Collins is April Employee of the Month

  • On April 1, 2015
Tomari Collins is April Employee of the Month.  Tomari joined CareMeridian in March 2012 and is currently a case manager and RN at CareMeridian Las Vegas. Sheila Weeks,  CareMeridian Administrator Las Vegas said of Tomari, “She started with us as a  night nurse and shortly after was promoted to Night Charge. The caring and dedication […]
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Steve Anderson is March Employee of the Month

  • On February 27, 2015
Steve Anderson is March Employee of the Month. Steve joined CareMeridian in April 2013 as Activity Director for our San Fernando Valley facilities. According to Resident Cyrus Barmaki, “Steve Anderson is a very energetic, enthusiastic, and creative individual. He cares about his patients very much and always tries his best to meet their needs. Whether […]
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Savannah Geare is February 2015 Employee of the Month

  • On February 6, 2015
Savanna Geare is February Employee of the Month. Savannah joined CareMeridian in June of 2014 as Activity Coordinator for CareMeridian’s post acute care facility in Phoenix. She also serves as Recreation Therapist for both the Scottsdale and Phoenix facilities. Savanna was nominated by Lara Bowles, Executive Director of the Phoenix and Scottsdale Facilities. “Savannah is […]
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LVN Arslyn Chaudry From CareMeridian Elk Grove is January Employee of the Month

  • On January 7, 2015
Setting a high standard of care for the new year ahead, Arlyn Chaudry is January’s Employee of the Month. Arslyn joined the CareMeridian team in June of 2001 and is currently a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) at CareMeridian’s Elk Grove subacute care facility in northern California. Arslyn was nominated by Elk Grove Director of Nursing […]
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CareMeridian Cowan Heights Employee Wins 2014 Beyond Care Award

  • On December 23, 2014
Oscar Carillo, ADON, CareMeridian Cowan Heights Named 2014 Beyond Care Award Recipient CareMeridian has named Oscar Carillo, Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) for CareMeridian Cowan Heights, as the recipient of the 2014 Beyond Care Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership, commitment, expertise and care extended to both patients and their families. Oscar has been […]
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Deborah Rodriguez is December 2014 Employee of the Month

  • On December 8, 2014
Deborah Rodriguez is December Employee of the Month.  Deborah joined CareMeridian in April 2014 and currently is a Cook/Housekeeper at CareMeridian Oxnard. Deborah was nominated by Director of Nursing Becky Dutzy.  She said, “There is more to Deborah then whipping up a batch of chocolate chip cookies.  In her previous job, she was a cook in a 99-bed […]
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Hilary Adesko is November Employee of the Month!

  • On November 4, 2014
Hilary Adesko is November Employee of the Month.  Hilary joined CareMeridian in May 2013 and currently is CNA at CareMeridian La Habra. Hilary was nominated by Director of Nursing Anna Martin.  She said, “I would like to recognize Hilary’s outstanding contributions to our patients and family members that we serve here in La Habra. She […]
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Rosa Luna is September Employee of the Month!

  • On August 28, 2014
Rosa Luna is September Employee of the Month. Rosa joined CareMeridian in December 2004 and is a CNA at CareMeridian Fairfax in Marin County, California. Rosa was nominated by Facility Administrator/Director of Nursing Shawna Doyle. She said, “Rosa Luna has been an integral part of the CareMeridian team since 2004, working as a CNA at […]
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Priscilla Oviedo is August Employee of the Month

  • On August 7, 2014
Priscilla Oviedo is August Employee of the Month. Priscilla joined CareMeridian in July 2013 and currently serves as Housekeeper for CareMeridian’s La Mesa facility. Nominated by Melody Terrana, CareMeridian La Mesa Director of Nursing, she said, “Priscilla is a dedicated employee willing to do anything to help patients and families members to make the stay […]
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Ernest Gregorian is July Employee of the Month

  • On July 7, 2014
Ernest Gregorian is July Employee of the Month. Ernest joined CareMeridian’s Wilbur facility in San Fernando Valley in October 2010 after CareMeridian acquired his care facility, formerly a New Start home. Nominated by Martha Fonseca, Director of Administration for several San Fernando Valley facilities, she said, “Ernest is a hard worker and always willing to […]
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Araceli Arceo is May Employee of the Month

  • On May 1, 2014
Araceli Arceo is May 2014 Employee of the Month. Araceli joined CareMeridian in May 2006 and currently serves as Administrative Assistant for CareMeridian's San Fernando Valley California facilities.
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Jade Gardner is April Employee of the Month

  • On April 7, 2014
Jade Gardner, CareMeridian Phoenix CNA, is April Employee of the Month. Jade joined CareMeridian Phoenix as a CNA in March 2012. "When Jade came to CareMeridian as a brand new CNA, she was rather green around the edges. I have watched her develop into one of my strongest leaders within the facility," said CM Phoenix Director of Nursing Amie Graham.
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Leisa Gumbiner March Employee of the Month

  • On March 7, 2014
Leisa Gumbiner, Director of CareMeridian Scottsdale, is March Employee of the Month. Leisa joined CareMeridian in March 2006. According to CareMeridian's Rita Pathmanaban, VP, Clinical Programs and Quality Assurance, Leisa is the epitome of a good brain injury rehab nurse.
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Angela Gibson February Employee of the Month

  • On February 3, 2014
Angela Gibson, CareMeridian Admissions Coordinator is February Employee of the Month. Angela joined CareMeridian in November 2007. “Angela is self-motivated, hard working, extremely intuitive and intelligent, said Shawn Habibi, CareMeridian’s Vice President of Managed Care. “She takes initiative to market any opportunity she gets, and is extremely well liked and respected by everyone she makes […]
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Carlos Aguilar September Employee of the Month

  • On September 5, 2013
Carlos Aguilar, LVN at CareMeridian Chatsworth/Bermuda House, is September Employee of the Month. Carlos came to the United States in 1989, began working as a CNA and joined CareMeridian as LVN in 2003.
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Dave Jameson March Employee of the Month

  • On March 4, 2013
According to CareMeridian leadership, Dave has been a tremendous asset in assistance with regulatory compliance and demonstrates on a regular basis the core values of CareMeridian.
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West Espinosa-Lopez Announced January Employee of the Month

  • On January 4, 2013
According to Barbara Anderson, Fresno Marks Administrator and Director of Nursing, West is an excellent clinician who is both dedicated and creative. "She creates care plans to not only reflect the needs of our patients, but to easily facilitate documentation by nursing staff."
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