Georgia Crump Award

MemoryCare Announces Recipients of the 2021 Georgia Crump Certified Nursing Assistant Award

Certified Nursing Assistants, Sharon Hoxit from Transylvania Regional Hospital and Constance Frankin from Silver Bluff Village were honored with MemoryCare’s 2021 Georgia Crump Certified Nursing Assistants Award. The award, including a plaque and monetary stipend, was established to honor nursing assistants for the heroic work they do every day. It has been presented annually since 2003. Nominations are solicited from hospitals, hospices, nursing care facilities and home health programs throughout western North Carolina. This award was named to honor Georgia Crump, LPN, in recognition of her passion and dedication for improving working conditions and educational opportunities for nursing assistants.

Sharon Hoxit has been a certified nursing assistant for 7 years and currently is employed by Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard, working in on the Acute Care Unit. She was nominated by Glenda McCall for her “exemplary care, compassion, and dedication she provides to patients on the unit.”  Ms. McCall, wrote in her nominating letter, “There are few individuals that know exactly what to do without being asked. Sharon is one of them!”

Constance Franklin has been a certified nursing assistant for 27 years and currently is employed by Silver Bluff Village in Canton. Connie was nominated by Amanda Mackey, Director of Nursing, for her “dedication, loyalty and hard work.”  Ms. Mackey, wrote in her nominating letter, “Residents have always been able to count on Connie to care for them as she would her own family, because that’s how she views our residents. So, it came as no surprise that when COVID-19 hit our facility, Connie was one of the first to volunteer to work closely in the unit with the affected residents. “

Thank you Transylvania Regional Hospital and Silver Bluff Village for helping facilitate the presentation of this award!

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