JGS Honors Employees For Outstanding Service

LONGMEADOW — Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS) recently honored several employees at a recognition luncheon at the Julian J. Leavitt Jewish Nursing Home.
Kathleen DiCarlo, RN, clinical team leader and home health care nurse for Spectrum Home Health Care, received the President’s Award for exceptional service. The award was established last year to recognize employees from throughout the JGS campus for the high level of care and service provided.

DiCarlo has worked as a home health care nurse for Spectrum since 1995 and was promoted to clinical team leader last year. A certified trauma nurse, she also works in the Emergency Department of Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford Springs, Conn. Prior to joining Spectrum, DiCarlo spent 13 years as a medical assistant at Ludlow Hospital, leaving that position to earn her nursing degree at STCC.

Twenty other employees were recognized for their nominations. They included Sulema Andreoli, Maria DaRosa, Violeta de los Reyes, Jayne Kelly, Diane Mastronardi, Joanne Moran, Joseph Murphy-Mancini, Lenworth Thompson, and Peter Yee of the Julian J. Leavitt Family Jewish Nursing Home; Veronica Malerba of Wernick Adult Day Health Care Center; Phyllis Alston, Norris Anderson, Judy Broder, Michael Nash, and Helene Silver of Ruth’s House; and Daphne Calkins, Mary Fitzmeyer, Donna Racette, and Almina Ranese of Spectrum.

Also, 94 employees from throughout JGS received tenure awards for years of service. Among them, Moses Williams was recognized for 25 years, and Beverly Atkinson and Mezlin Holmes were each recognized for 20 years .

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