Panhia Thao and Care Providers of MN Scholarship
By Tiffany Gomez, Administrator
The Care Providers of Minnesota Foundation annually awards education scholarships to assist qualified persons who wish to further their education and practice within the field of long-term care. It is the Foundation’s intention to encourage scholarship recipients to continue to work in long-term care, although this not a requirement.
English Rose Suites is a proud member of Care Providers of Minnesota. Each year, our Home Health Aides are encouraged to apply for the scholarships available. Our HHA’s are required to complete an application and create an original narrative comprised of why they are deserving of the scholarship and how their studies will lead to benefitting our elders in the community. The HHA’s supervisors are also required to write a recommendation, stating why they are deserving of the scholarship award.
There are many applicants that apply for the scholarships and over the past several years, many English Rose Suites’ employees have been awarded scholarships. This year, we are pleased to announce that Panhia Thao, HHA at the Chestnut Hills Home, was a recipient of a $1000 scholarship!
Panhia was presented her award at the Braemar Home on September 25, 2013. She was given her scholarship by Iris Freeman, who is a board member of Care Providers. Staff, residents and family members were able to be present during this ceremony and share in the celebration.
Our HHA’s are very special and each have their own amazing and unique talents. Panhia shines in many areas, but her dedication to serving our residents and ensuring that each day is meaningful and full of joy places her far above the rest in this field. Panhia has been with English Rose Suites for over three years, and each and every day, not only does she reflect the English Rose Suites mission, vision and philosophy in providing superb care, but she also upholds the individual’s dignity, gives honor and respect and shows love to each resident as if they were a member of her own family. It is an honor to have Panhia as a team member at English Rose Suites.