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Vicki Thompson

Vicki Thompson

Position: PCA (patient care assistant)

Organization: Anaheim Regional Medical Center


Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Vicki became involved in caregiving when her parents became ill. Working as a caregiver for her family made Vicki realize that this is something she had a passion for helping others and switched careers. We have had the pleasure of working with Vicki at Anaheim Regional Medical Center for the last two years. Vicki is a patient care asisstant and works with seniors. She ensures that all our patients receive the respect and dignity that they deserve.

What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Vicki goes out of her way to make her patients feel like they are the only one. We consistantly receive compliments from her patients when conducting rounds and discharge phone calls. I remember one senior patient in particular that said Vicki was a "super star" and made her actually feel comfortable in the hospital. Vicki has a way of making her patients feel that she has all the time in the world for them even when she is extremely busy. She also makes time for the lttle things like helping patients wash their hands and get their hair brushed. The small gestures leave a lasting impression on our seniors. Vicki is the aide that you feel comfortable leaving your loved ones with knowing they will receive excellent care.