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Barbara Card

Barbara Card

Position: Extended Care Coordinator

Organization: Kaiser Permanente


Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Barbara is in charge of assisting our seniors in transitioning from hospital to Skilled Nursing Facility to home. She works directly with patients and families to develop discharge plans and create situations that will support and care for our seniors and their families.

What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Barbara continually goes the extra mile. I can think of many times she has done this. One of those was a patient who had been discharged on tube feedings. The formula was delayed in being delivered. Barbara hunted down a supply and drove 30 miles in Friday afternoon traffic to deliver it herself. It prevented the patient from returning to the hospital, and allowed him to have a smooth transition home.