Avamere Employee Named Nurse Leader of the Year

Melissa Bruce named Nurse Leader of the Year for 2019

Avamere leader Melissa Bruce named Nurse Leader of the Year for 2019.

Avamere Living is pleased to announce that the Oregon Health Care Association named Melissa Bruce, Vice President of Community-Based Care Clinical Services, Nurse Leader of the Year for 2019.

Bruce, RN-BC, is a certified gerontological nurse and member of the Gerontological Nursing Standard Setting Panel. This recognition stands as a testament to her extensive experience as a nurse and leader.

Bruce is both excited and honored to receive this award, she shared.

“The number one reason is it means my team believes in me and has faith in me as their leader, and that recognition from them means more than any award I could receive,” Bruce said. “It also further demonstrates the Avamere commitment to quality and people by supporting and growing the best leaders who are committed to the same.”

According to the OHCA, their award recipients demonstrate a commitment to quality care through their dedication to residents, staff, and the community-based care profession.

Bruce earned an OHCA award alongside two other Avamere employees. OHCA named Aleksandr Vinokurov, Administrator at Avamere at Sandy, Administrator of the Year. Livia Thompson, Senior Life Enrichment Director at Avamere at Bethany, received the Enrichment of Life Award.

Their achievements exemplify one of Avamere’s core values: quality that is obvious. Avamere congratulates these team members on this honorable recognition.

Bruce, Thompson, and Vinokurov will be honored at the Annual Convention Awards Luncheon on November 20, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.  

About the Avamere Family of Companies

Founded in 1995 and based in Wilsonville, Oregon, the Avamere Family of Companies provides assisted living, independent living, memory care, rehabilitation, home care, transitional care, and more. Today Avamere’s diverse companies operate in over 250 locations across 20 states with over 8,800 employees. Avamere is proud to be considered one of Oregon’s most admired companies as they continue to serve their valued patients and residents. For more information, please visit avamere.com.

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