Monday, December 18, 2017

Super Hero of the Month for November!

Every month, Innovations presents the “Super Hero of the Month” award to the employee or provider who has best demonstrated excellence in one or more of our Innovations Quality Standards:
  • Health, Safety, and Wellbeing
  • Effective and Efficient
  • Respect and Dignity
  • Opportunities
  • Integrity
  • Care

This month, the award was presented to Chantelle Tweten, who is a Residential Assistant Site Supervisor at the Santa Fe Group Home.

Chantelle was nominated by her Site Supervisor, and various management team members, who wrote:

I would like to recognize Chantelle Tweten for her hard work and dedication.  Santa Fe was recently put in a tough spot last week with the loss of their dryer.  Staff did as much as they could at the house, but both Chantelle and another staff took it upon themselves to take home laundry and do it at their homes for all of the individuals here at the Santa Fe House.  Chantelle has shown over and over her dedication to the individuals Innovations serves in the daily encounters she has with the folks, and in keeping Santa Fe a well running machine.

Additionally, Chantelle was recognized by Jennifer Carr for being very helpful, as well as Lou Ella Price for her assistance in obtaining needed paperwork with a tight time-frame that could have impacted a person’s benefits.  Chantelle was able to get the paperwork signed and sent back within an hour, and this allowed the county to continue processing paperwork without interruption of funding.

If you see Chantelle around, please congratulate her on being our Super Hero of the Month!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Imagine! Innovations 2017 Employees of Distinction!

"Our workforce is our number one asset."

This is the first of Imagine!'s six values and principles, which guide how we deliver services.  Although our true success is in the accomplishments of the people we serve, much of that success is attributable to the contributions made by our employees.  All of our employees bring their skills and energy to the job every day, and some of those employees stand out through their exceptional performance and attitude.  For 2017, two of our Innovations employees were selected as Imagine! Employees of Distinction, out of only eight employees selected company-wide.  Those two employees are:

Lucy Mwangi

Residential Counselor at the Foothills Group Home

From Lucy's nomination:
"Lucy is always a positive presence, and her hard work keeps the house running smoothly during times of increased care needs."

Linda Saenz

Administrative Assistant II for Innovations Nursing Services

From Linda's nomination:
"Linda is adaptable to the changing requirements of her work, proactive in her response to change, and willing to offer potential solutions."

The next time you see Lucy and/or Linda, please congratulate them on being Imagine! Employees of Distinction!