Recent Employees of the Month

April 2017 Recipients

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Vanessa dolce, rn at dependable home health in tucson

Vanessa has been with Dependable Home Health for 3 years. She is a well-educated RN and is currently working on her MSN/MBA. She manages her heavy school load along with her 40+ visits per week with a happy, loving personality. Vanessa is greatly loved by all of her patients and is a wonderful advocate for them all. She goes above and beyond for her patients as well as for the agency. Vanessa is one of our preceptors and is a wonderful teacher to nurses who are new to home health. She spends many hours ensuring that these new nurses understand OASIS guidelines and Medicare rules and regulations. Vanessa is an asset to Dependable Home Health and brings a little bit of sunshine to all who know her.

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Linda johnson, lpn home care at dependable nurses inc. In tucson

Linda is an excellent LPN. All of her patients adore her. She is always willing to help out and step in when needed. She is thorough in making sure her patients have the best care. She is always great at communicating with Case Managing RNs of any issues with patients.

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Miriam gil, dcw at dependable home health in nogales

Miriam is always making the patients’ needs and care a priority, and she is an excellent and responsible employee. She gains respect from her patient and the family even with the obstacles and challenges she may face. She never gives up on her patients no matter how complicated the situation can be. Miriam is willing to cover shifts when needed and always follows company protocol. Miriam is an exemplary caregiver!

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Adelle gericke acw payroll & authorization specialist at dependable nurses inc. In tucson

Adelle is a breath of fresh of air AT DNI. She is always happy and optimistic even when days are tough. She has knack for getting all authorizations in the system correctly and efficiently. She has outstanding attention to detail. She is always here with a smile. She never complains and is always willing to go above and beyond.

March 2017 Recipients

Christy Yamda

Christy Yamda, RN at Dependable Home Health In Tucson

Christy has been with Dependable Home Health for over two years. She is one of our preceptors. Christy is a kind, patient teacher, and has remarkable success with all the nurses she precepts. Christy is always willing to help clinical supervisors and intake nurses. Christy is wonderful to her patients and always makes sure her they have the best care. Christy has a loving smile and a gentle soul. She is a perfect example of the type of nurse any patient would love to have in their home.

Kris H., RN at Dependable Home Health In Tucson

Kris has been with Dependable since 2016. She came to us with previous home health experience. As a case manager, she has been a rock star in all aspects of her job! Kris goes above and beyond for her patients. She is kind, loving, and treats them like family. She has been known to “donate” food to patients who are in need. Kris is very resourceful and always finds a way for her patients to have what they need: even if it means cleaning and recycling DME from previous patients or thrift stores. Kris has a keen sense for recognizing additional needs for her patients such as MSW services for community resources. She works closely and efficiently with all other disciplines involved in her patients’ care. Kris is ALWAYS willing to do what she is asked, even if it means taking “just one more SOC” for the week. She has become one of our preceptors due to her extensive understanding of home health guidelines and thorough documentation.

Toni Arriola, Medical Records & DCW at Dependable Home Health in Nogales

Toni is an integral part of the Nogales team. She works in medical records and covers caregivers as needed. Toni does an excellent job in both roles. She has savvy business skills and possesses the compassionate, caring, devoting qualities of an excellent caregiver. We are very fortunate to have Toni as part of our team.

Irma Sihas, DCW At Dependable Home Health in Nogales

Irma does not hesitate to take on challenging assignments and schedules as a caregiver. Patients and families soon become endeared with Irma. We have been told on several occasions how Irma has made a difference in a patient’s life. Just recently, her patient was choking on food. His son-in-law couldn’t do the Heimlich maneuver, so Irma quickly responded with the first aid she knew and dislodged the blockage! Irma is a hero in more ways than one.

Pelina Charles, Facilities CNA At Dependable Nurses Inc. in Tucson

Pelina has recently started working with us from the HPOG program and she has been OUTSTANDING. She has been pulling 50-60 hour weeks with no complaints, she still looks for more work, and is always asking me if I need any more help with coverage. Every facility I have sent her to loves and requests her every week; she is an amazing employee and I am so glad that she is part of our team. She is an example for all my CNA’s and gives Dependable a great name!

Mike Mirnanada, Receptionist at Dependable Home Health in Tucson

Mike has been with Dependable since February of 2015. He started as a part time file clerk for DME and covered the reception desk as needed. He stepped up to help up front by learning how to answer questions for customers and enter order information for medical equipment. When we had a need for a new front reception desk person Mike took on the role and has been doing an awesome job learning all the required duties. He asks great questions and always has a positive attitude. He is very much appreciated here at Dependable.

February 2017 Recipients

Belinda Suazo, RN at Dependable Home Health in Tucson

Belinda is a very hard worker. She is one of our 2 Spanish speaking RN’s and is ALWAYS willing to take on new Spanish speaking patients when asked. Belinda will go above and beyond for Dependable to make sure her patients are cared for. She does her job with a smile and grace. Belinda has wonderful documentation and is very knowledgeable on Home Health regulations and guidelines. Belinda is deserving of the” Employee of the Month” award in appreciation of all that she does for the intake team, her clinical supervisors, fellow nurses and her patients.

Henrietta Ybarra, DCW at Dependable Nurses Inc. in Tucson

Henrietta, ACW, well with a rather difficult patient. She goes above and beyond, gives his dog a bath, grocery shops, and just overall treats him like a family member. His place is always spotless since she has been taking care of him. He is very particular about who he lets come in and usually doesn’t like his caregivers much, but he really likes her and the job she does. For those that don’t know this patient, this is saying a lot. She is always pleasant and a very hard worker. I am sure she treats other patients this way as well but I just know her from this patient.

Manuelita Encinas, ACW at Dependable Home Health in Nogales

Manuelita is a very caring, loyal, responsible, hard, working caregiver. She goes out of her way to make sure the patient’s needs are met and the schedules do not have gaps. Manuelita is highly respected not only by the Nogales staff, but by the patients and families she cares for. The quality of her work is superb, and her communication with the team is exemplary.

Emily Conklin, Administrative and DME at Dependable Nurses Inc. in Tucson

Emily quickly built up the office morale, was available to help, to train, to listen and to streamline. She is a master at conflict resolution and we have great respect for her work ethic. Emily never complains and is always there for everybody. You can go to her about any work-related problem or issue you are having and she is always willing to help. She has such a drive to obtain more knowledge and educate herself on everything to improve her job functions. She is an outstanding employee and friend.

January 2017 Recipients

Christine Arslanian, RN at Dependable Home Health in Tucson

Chris is our angel at Dependable. Chris will never say “No” to intake when they beg for help with difficult cases or additional patients that need coverage. Chris goes above and beyond when it comes to patients. She will go after hours to see patients if necessary. She has always been willing to help or teach our new nurses. Chris is the true example of a Nurse.

Leticia Villa, CNA Facilities at Dependable Nurses Inc. in Tucson

I have chosen Leticia for January employee of the month because she goes above and beyond to make sure that she gets her work done and always on time to work. Every facility I send her to they end up loving her for her work ethic, personality and the way she treats her patients. She gets her stuff done without me having to ask her and she is always a team player.

Norma Altamirano, DCW at Dependable Home Health in Nogales

Norma has demonstrated excellent caregiving skills by continuously being reliable and dependable, trustworthy, flexible whenever changes in schedules are made, patient and understanding, caring, empathetic, which are comments also made by her patient’s family. Norma represents Dependable Home Health very well and although the field of caregiving can be stressful and challenging, in the 9 years in this field, she continues to provide exceptional care to her patient and is always willing to learn new techniques and skills.

Chris Bennett, Accountant for Admin Office & Dependable Medical Equipment in Tucson

Chris is a hard worker. I can walk in and ask him to do anything and he makes it happen. He deals with difficult vendors when cash flow is low and with employees on a constant basis when it comes to the challenges of payroll.