Shannon Lynch ‘lives the OMNIway vision’

Forest Hill recognizes LEA as its Everyday Hero

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 — Natalie Hamilton

On a daily basis, Shannon Lynch personifies OMNI Health Care’s mission, vision and values. It’s the reason Forest Hill has crowned Lynch, a life enrichment aide (LEA), as its Everyday Hero.

OMNI managers learned more about Lynch’s contributions to the 160-bed Kanata long-term care home during the second annual Awards and Recognition Night at Fern Resort.

Lynch has been with Forest Hill for 10 years, almost as long as the home’s inception. She began working in the housekeeping department, progressed to a personal support worker and completed a one-year term as nursing administrative services manager. Lynch currently specializes in dementia care approaches.

“Shannon certainly lives the OMNIway vision, mission and values every day,” said Nicole Fulford, assistant director of care at Forest Hill, during the ceremony.

Lynch is reliable, respectful, kind, dedicated and a team player. “She certainly has her special way with all of the residents and we are lucky to have her at Forest Hill, the residents are lucky to have her and the families are lucky to have her,” Fulford said.

Forest Hill also named Anna Gagnon, RAI co-ordinator, as its Inspired Leader. (link to Gagnon’s story)
OMNI honoured staff members from its 18 long-term care homes during the awards ceremony.

Following the presentations, managers were entertained by singing impressionist Matt Gauthier and tried their hand at crown and anchor, blackjack, poker and roulette for a chance to win prizes.

Read more about OMNI’s inspired leaders and everyday heroes in upcoming stories.

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