Charleston, W.Va. – Elwona “Sue” Harrison started her career in the long-term care profession as a laundry aide 19 years ago. Now, as the Environmental Services Supervisor for Clay Health Care Center (HCC), Harrison has been named been awarded the Individual Excellence in Operations Award from the West Virginia Health Care Association (WVHCA).
Harrison received the award at the WVHCA’s Annual Convention and Awards Gala at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place on Tuesday, May 21. The convention and awards banquet recognize the best in skilled nursing, rehabilitation and assisted living centers in W.Va.
Harrison instills confidence and leadership in the Environmental team to make sure the center is every bit the home the patients deserve. She understands first impressions are crucial with potential patients, families, employees and the community, and the first impression many people have is the physical appearance of the building.
“She is a humble team player dedicated to her work,” said Christina Starcher, executive director for Clay HCC. “Her work ethic is unparalleled, and her stellar performance and leadership most certainly contribute to our excellent reputation.”
Harrison maybe working in the background with laundry, or on the floor interacting with patients or other team members. Family members personally thank her for keeping the center clean and safe for their loved ones.
In addition to all her work and leadership, Harrison also ensures the center meets all rules and regulations in the ever-changing long-term care profession.
Her personal motto, “we have a job to do…and we just need to do it,” is the reason Harrison is being recognized statewide for her leadership and commitment to providing quality care.
AMFM operates 18 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers throughout West Virginia. They operate in Braxton, Boone, Clay, Cabell, Summers, Fayette, Hardy, Greenbrier, Webster, Wayne, McDowell, Lincoln, Wyoming, Harrison (Clarksburg & Bridgeport), Marshall, Taylor and Mercer counties.
AMFM’s mission is “to exemplify excellence in quality care to our customers by providing an environment that enhances personal growth, individuality, dignity and respect.”