Greenspring’s Jane Garrell Receives Employee of the Year Award from Virginia Association for Home Care and Hospice

Jane Garrell(Springfield, Va.) – The Virginia Association for Home Care and Hospice (VAHC) has announced that Jane Garrell, a case worker for Greenspring’s hospice program, has been selected as the association’s Employee of the Year.  The VAHC Employee of the Year award is presented to an employee of a home care or hospice agency who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the improvement of their agency through either patient care or improved organizational systems.  Garrell will be presented with the award on Tuesday, November 11 at the Association’s annual conference in Richmond, Va.

“Jane is deeply committed to the hospice mission, and her passion is evident as she provides compassionate, confident care to her patients,” said Nancy Jay, Health Services Administrator at Greenspring.  “She is an outstanding nurse, a born leader and team player, and an insightful educator.  We are so proud of her.”

Garrell joined Greenspring nearly seven years ago to launch the Greenspring hospice program.  During the early stages, she functioned as the program’s Clinical Manager/Hospice RN; she realized that her calling was truly in patient care, so she returned to the role of a Hospice RN Case Manager.

“This award is a wonderful testimony to the caring professionalism and commitment that Jane brings to her work with our residents and families, as well as her capable partnership with our multi-disciplinary teams,” said Kathleen Taylor, Senior Social Work Manager at Greenspring.

Garrell was also selected as a finalist for the 2014 Virginia March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award, which recognizes nurses who demonstrate an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service.

ABOUT GREENSPRING: Greenspring, one of 18 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living, is situated on a scenic 58-acre campus in Springfield, Virginia.  The community is home to nearly 2000 residents, many of whom reside in the over 1400 independent living apartment homes.  At Greenspring, over 200 resident-run and resident-driven programs promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  Additional information about Greenspring can be found at www.ericksonliving.com.