Everyday Hero helps make Riverview Manor truly a home for everyone

Riverview Manor Everyday Hero recipient Dana Huggins-Hart is pictured here along with Mary Anne Greco, the home’s administrator (left) and environmental services manager Crystal Post.

Environmental services aide Dana Huggins-Hart is commended for her resident focus as well as her commitment to her colleagues

Those working alongside Dana Huggins-Hart say the Riverview Manor environmental services aide “exhibits great pride” in her work each day at the Peterborough long-term care home, which is why they nominated her for an Everyday Hero Award.

Dana, an 11-year veteran of the environmental services department at Riverview Manor, works hard to ensure residents have a safe and comfortable home to live in and that staff members have a safe environment to work, her colleagues say in their nomination of Dana for the award.

“We appreciate Dana’s high expectations as she works diligently to ensure infection control and safe working practices are fulfilled daily,” Dana’s co-workers say in their nomination.

“Dana promotes a quality therapeutic environment for our residents, family members and staff to enjoy.”

Dana has also taken advantage of educational programs OMNI Health Care offers. Her colleagues note that she has completed training in OMNI’s new manager program and has used knowledge she has gained through this program in her role as union steward.

Riverview team members say Dana has “blossomed” in her role as a union steward, and staff members who have questions about the collective agreement can come to her. As a steward, Dana is always professional in her approach, they add.

“Dana is well-respected by her peers (and) works patiently to achieve the best outcomes for all parties in this role.”

The Everyday Hero Award is given out annually by each of OMNI’s 18 long-term care homes to recognize staff members who demonstrate extraordinary dedication to residents and co-workers.

Dana was presented with Riverview Manor’s Everyday Hero Award at a Sept. 25 ceremony held at the home. During the ceremony, OMNI’s Inspired Leadership Award, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the OLTCA and several service awards, were also presented.

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