Heritage Commons CNA cited for efforts

TICONDEROGA - Liz LaPointe has been recognized for her work as a certified nursing assistant at Heritage Commons Residential Healthcare in Ticonderoga.

She will represent the Ti facility at the Association of Nursing Service Administrators banquet in Albany, where nursing homes can bring their best CNAs for an evening of dining and fun.

LaPointe has also been nominated to receive the 2010 Employee of Distinction award sponsored by New York Association of Homes & Services for the Aging.

LaPointe has been working for the Ti facility for over 30 years.

"She exemplifies to all of us what it means to be a good employee," said Mary Ellen Ellithorpe, director of nursing. "She is pleasant, motivated, reliable, dedicated, and good at what she does. She brings smiles to our residents and helps them through their difficult times with respect and dignity. We are lucky to have Liz on our team."

People interested in the CNA program can call Brenda Dushane, assistant director of nurses at Heritage Commons, at 585-3805.

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