National Health Center Week and National Health Center Staff Appreciation Day

This month, we’re celebrating National Health Center Week at Gulf Coast Health Care. This year’s theme is “Community Health Centers: Lighting the Way for Healthier Communities, Today and in the Future,” which is so timely given the unexpected challenges this year has brought us.

Not only is our staff devoted to providing our residents with the very best care, we’ve found a renewed sense of dedication for finding fresh and innovative ways to best care for our residents’ social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs as we navigate our new reality.

Spotlight on our staff

Throughout the last few months, our staff has humbled and surprised us time and again with their forward-thinking, creativity and passion for helping our residents live with good health and dignity each and every day. Below are just a few positions that work hand-in-hand to care for our residents and families:

  • Registered Nurse (RN)

Our registered nurses oversee the day-to-day nursing activities to ensure the highest quality of care is maintained at all times. While their primary function is to ensure the rules, regulations and guidelines of a long-term care center are followed; they never lose sight of our residents and are dedicated to their health, safety and environment.

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
    Our licensed practical nurses work as a team to provide a safe, effective and efficient care environment for our patients, relatives and careers. This often includes initiating treatment plans and administering medicines. Our LPNs are compassionate and dedicated to providing the very best care to our residents. They are the backbone of our centers. That’s why we wanted to take a moment to collectively appreciate their steadfast dedication, empathy, flexibility and attention to detail.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
    If LPNs are the backbone of our centers, then our CNAs are our legs because we couldn’t move forward without them. These men and women are in constant motion, helping residents with everything from basic grooming and eating to dressing and exercising. They support nurses by ensuring patients are well cared for in between treatments and check-ups. They have also been instrumental in keeping our residents’ minds engaged with fun activities while they must be physically isolated to remain safe.

If you are looking for a safe place your loved one can call home, visit gchc.com to find a location near you! Our staff has risen to meet this moment and is taking these learnings into the future to ensure Gulf Coast Health Care offers leading-edge care and compassion to all our residents.