Country Terrace RPN Edriane Abad demonstrates leadership at every corner

Country Terrace RPN Edriane Abad and life enrichment aide Rachael LeBlanc pose with a congratulatory cake during a ceremony at the home. Edriane received this year’s Inspired Leadership Award, while Rachael received the home’s Everyday Hero Award.

Commitment to helping others earns him the home’s 2017 Inspired Leadership Award

Country Terrace’s 2017 Inspired Leader is being commended by his peers at the Komoka, Ont., long-term care home for his leadership skills and his ability to put himself into any situation to help his colleagues.

Registered practical nurse (PRN) Edriane Abad is “strong leader” who often mentors others and educates co-workers, his colleagues say, in nominating Edriane for the accolade.

“He is a true team player, helping his fellow staff without being asked,” the Country Terrace team says in their nomination.

“PSWs state he is a joy to work with; he is willing to work beside us, not above us. … He has excellent interpersonal skills and has a great rapport with residents, families and staff.”

Edriane received his Inspired Leadership Award during a June 17 ceremony at Country Terrace. Life enrichment aide Rachael LeBlanc was presented with the home’s 2017 Everyday Hero Award during the ceremony.

OMNI Health Care’s Inspired Leadership Award is presented to staff members from each of the organization’s 18 long-term care homes. The accolade recognizes people who demonstrate OMNI’s mission, vision and values. Inspired Leaders also possess outstanding leadership skills and are committed to their work.

OMNI announced this year’s recipients of the Everyday Hero, Inspired Leadership and Elisabeth Hinton Memorial awards at the Quality Forum in Calabogie, Ont., in May.

Managers from OMNI’s long-term care homes were presented with the names of the award winners. Homes are presenting the awards during their own ceremonies.

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