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Minerva Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center honored staff members at an awards ceremony April 28 as part of celebrations to recognize the facility's recent ratings on its health inspection from the Ohio Department of Health.
Administrator Ryan Valiquette said the annual survey, which is unannounced, took place from April 3 to April 6 when ODH staff arrived at the center to survey residents, families and staff. The ODH found Minerva Healthcare to be free of deficiencies and in compliance with all 198 federal regulations regarding care, resident safety and quality of life.
Minerva Healthcare also received a deficiency-free survey evaluation from Life Safety, which focuses on the environment, fire safety, and emergency procedures of the facility.
Minerva is one of 15 skilled nursing facilities in the state of Ohio to have earned such an honor thus far in 2017. Of the state's 936 skilled nursing facilities, 52 achieved a survey free of deficiencies in 2015 while 46 earned deficiency-free ratings in 2016.
The facility treated staff to a catered lunch and awards ceremony.
Staff members who were present for the celebration included: (front, from left) STNA Gabby Humphrey, holding Minerva Healthcare "mascot" Lukas; STNA Jessica Smith; business office manager Shannon Bond; LPN Sandra McMichael; RN Lucinda Peebles; director of nursing Becky Oller; STNA Tyler Snook; (second row) RN Heidi Cotton; STNA Manda Wolick; (back) Amanda Rice, housekeeping; dietary manager Cherie Wisenbarger; social services and activities director Tara Henderhan; assistant director of nursing Shannon Conley; STNA Jessica Hagan; and administrator Ryan Valiquette.