Rebeor, who has been a Certified Nursing Assistant at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego for twenty-one years, received the award from James Clyne, CEO of LeadingAge NY, during a reception held in her honor.
The Employee of Distinction Award acknowledges the extraordinary efforts of front line staff working in long-term care settings like St. Luke Health Services, all across New York State.
In presenting the award, Clyne noted, “The purpose of the “Employee of Distinction” award is to recognize caregivers who are exemplary in their willingness to go above and beyond to improve the lives of frail elderly New Yorkers – those who bring a special compassion and personal commitment to their job each and every day. Gretchen has demonstrated these characteristics, and we are proud to recognize her considerable contributions, on behalf of St. Luke Health Services."
Clyne added that LeadingAge NY Employee of Distinction award recipients from across the state, including Rebeor, were memorialized in a resolution passed earlier this year by the New York State Legislature.
St. Luke CEO and Administrator Terrence Gorman congratulated Rebeor and thanked her for dedication to St. Luke. “This recognition is well earned and we are fortunate to have Gretchen, and pleased to share this statewide recognition celebrating her achievements. A common theme often repeated when describing Gretchen is her willingness to go beyond what is expected, and to make everyday a better day for our residents and her fellow caregivers.”
Those gathered at the reception to congratulate Rebeor included her family, friends, St. Luke residents and fellow staff members. Assemblyman William Barclay and Jim Thomas, representing the office of New York State Senator Patty Ritchie personally congratulated Rebeor, thanking her for her exemplary service in the care of frail older adults in the community.
About LeadingAge New York
Founded in 1961, LeadingAge New York, formerly the New York Association of Homes & Services for the Aging (NYAHSA), represents not-for-profit, mission-driven and public continuing care providers, including nursing homes, senior housing, adult care facilities, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, community service providers and managed long term care plans. Leading Age New York's more than 600 members employ 150,000 professionals serving more than 500,000 New Yorkers annually.
About St. Luke Health Services
Since 1975, St. Luke Health Services has remained dedicated to helping the disabled, frail and elderly live their lives to the fullest. St. Luke Health Services is a part of The St. Luke Family of Caring, a proud affiliation of community-based, not-for-profit healthcare and residential service providers serving the greater-Oswego County area, and includes Bishop’s Commons Enriched Housing Residence and St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence. Together we provide community, care, and services to over 300 individuals daily.