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Hickory Creek Heroes: Brandon, Michelle, Shannon, Cheryl, & Angie


April 21, 2020
The Plains, Ohio - We are excited to continue honoring and introducing you to our Hickory Creek Heroes! Today, you get to meet Brandon, Michelle, Shannon, Cheryl, and Angie! Make sure you click on the individual picture to see what makes them so special. Get to know our heroes behind the mask!

 



Get to know 
Brandon behind the mask! Brandon Hill, RN-DON, has been a nurse for five years. Before becoming a nurse, he was an STNA for three years. He has been a hero at Hickory Creek for four years, serving as the DON for almost 3 of those years. We are very thankful for his leadership and the support and guidance he has offered our clinical team throughout this pandemic. When he is not being a hero on the front-line as a nurse, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. When we asked Brandon what his favorite thing about his job at Hickory Creek was, he said, "I like the home-like environment at Hickory Creek. Our residents and employees are like family!" We also asked Brandon what advice he would give to the public about the COVID-19 pandemic. Brandon said, "Check on your loved ones often. And when this is all over, you should continue to check in with them." Thank you for being our Hero, Brandon!

 



Get to know Michelle behind the mask! Michelle Mitchell is a cook in our dietary department. She has been a hero at Hickory Creek for 27 years! When she is not being a hero on the front-line as a cook here at the facility, she loves to cook at home. She says she enjoys trying out new recipes. When we asked Michelle what her favorite thing about her job at Hickory Creek was, she said, "the people I work with and I get to do what I love to do – cook!" We also asked Michelle what advice she would give to the public about the COVID-19 pandemic. Michelle said, "Stay at home if possible and if you can't, be safe in what you are doing." Thank you for being our Hero, Michelle!



Get to know Shannon behind the mask! Shannon Merrick is a member of our activities department and has been a hero at Hickory Creek for 15 years! When she is not being a hero on the front-line, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, and reading. She also enjoys keeping her daughter entertained by going on walks, playing outside, and playing games with her! When we asked Shannon what her favorite thing about her job at Hickory Creek was, she said, "being able to put a smile on their faces with a letter from a family member, a video chat with a family member, or keeping them busy with their favorite activity!" We also asked Shannon what advice she would give to the public about the COVID-19 pandemic. Shannon said, "Stay home, stay safe, and wash your hands." Thank you for being our Hero, Shannon!




Get to know 
Cheryl behind the mask! Cheryl Smith has been a hero at Hickory Creek for over 23 years! She has been full time in our housekeeping department for seven years and an STNA for 18 years. When she is not being a hero on the front-line, she enjoys spending time with her family! When we asked Cheryl what her favorite thing about her job at Hickory Creek was, she said, "I love the residents, some say they love my smile! They will brighten your day up when you are down." We also asked Cheryl what advice she would give to the public about the COVID-19 pandemic. Cheryl said, "Just be positive and stay home." Thank you for being our Hero, Cheryl!

 


Get to know 
Angie behind the mask! Angie Weston, STNA, has been working in the nursing home scene for 24 years. She became an STNA in 2006 and has been a hero at Hickory Creek for almost a year! She is currently our transport driver but is always willing to help in any department she is able to! When she is not being a hero on the front-line, she likes to spend time with family and friends, fish, cook, and she enjoys taking pictures! When we asked Angie what her favorite thing about her job at Hickory Creek was, she said, "Being appreciated and hearing from residents that made my day.' Getting a note from a co-worker that says, 'I appreciate your help.' And family members saying, 'Thanks for helping my mom.'" We also asked Angie what advice she would give to the public about the COVID-19 pandemic. Angie said, "Pick up your phone; call just to chat with a friend or family member. We may not be able to visit in person, but we can keep in contact!" Thank you for being our Hero, Angie!

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