The West Virginia Health Care Association (WVHCA) recently honored Stephanie Clay, director of nursing at Meadow Garden in Rainelle, as the WVHCA Distinguished Director of Nursing for 2018.
The award, which was presented at the association’s annual convention in Morgantown, recognizes a WVHCA member facility’s nursing leader for delivering exemplary service.
“Stephanie Clay continues to impress with her initiatives to advance the quality of care for residents, and she deserves recognition for the success she is having,” said WVHCA CEO Marty Wright in a release.
Stacy Cooper, administrator and chief executive officer at Meadow Garden, said Clay has worked eight years in long-term care and quickly became a director of nursing.
Cooper credited Clay with improving Meadow Garden’s quality rating from two stars to five.
“Committed to improving care through education, Stephanie loves to learn and encourages staff members to learn as well,” Cooper said. “She makes sure her staff knows what is going on and tries to communicate with them as much as possible.
“She is always willing to listen.”
Clay has a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Mountain State University. In addition, she completed Director of Nursing Services Certification and also holds CPR instructor and infection preventionist officer certification.
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