Riceland CNA praised for “all-star” affected individual care. “He’s one of these items from God.”
Published 12:34 am Wednesday, December 28, 2022
WINNIE — When Chris Sheppard commenced doing the job in the upkeep office of Riceland Health-related Middle, he did not know he’d one day be a person of the most-valued personnel.
But 6 a long time later, medical center officers are praising the now-Certified Nursing Assistant for his work through COVID and past.
Several several years again, the Beaumont resident was driving a bus to transportation individuals to and from the hospital from nursing residences.
“When COVID strike, we experienced to shut that software down, so I pulled Chris in to support us with COVID tests,” mentioned Robert Jacobs, senior vice president of Health care Administration. “Chris was just one of our testers and we almost certainly did 1,500 COVID tests throughout Southeast Texas and Houston.”
Afterward, Sheppard moved to the Winnie facility to aid with people.
“He’s generally gone previously mentioned and further than what an aide does,” Jacobs claimed. “He cares for the entire individual. Folks review other healthcare employees to Chris. He’s just one of those people presents from God that set him there for the therapeutic portion of it.”
Director of Nursing Kellie Hundley named Sheppard an all-star.
“During our flux of COVID patients, he held a donut and pizza occasion, which he paid for and refused to let anyone help with the purchases,” she reported.
“The people we experienced at this time have been from a neighborhood nursing dwelling lock down device. The people in the lockdown device are put in the unit due to Alzheimer’s, dementia and other psychological disabilities and are inclined to wander, become combative and have episodes of nervousness. The the greater part of these sufferers can not try to remember their have household users, nevertheless they would call for Chris when they needed something.”
Jacobs mentioned the exact same is accurate for his individual family members, when his father visited a distinct hospital and requested for Chris.
“Chris would be the son they never had and truly connect with clients 1 on a person,” he reported. “He can make positive they truly feel human once more.”
Hundley said she has witnessed him hold card video games and espresso hours.
“Chris exhibits this conduct at all situations with our individuals,” she reported. “I can not say enough about him.”
Sheppard explained he also enjoys aiding by furnishing adult males with haircuts and shaves when they will need it.
“I really enjoy what I do and I’m going to stay appropriate below,” he stated.