We are proud to recognize this year’s
iCARE awards of distinction winners!
Learn more about these incredible individuals who exemplify our core values and help bring our mission – people caring for people – to life each day.
Integrity – We are honest and do what is right.
Collaboration – We work as a team and earn the trust of our partners.
Accountability – We turn purpose into action to achieve our goals and celebrate the accomplishments of others.
Respect – We treat others with courtesy and dignity.
Excellence – We pursue high standards and innovation to be the best.
Jennifer tipper, cna / unit clerk, elderwood at lockport
Jennifer is a huge part of the Elderwood at Lockport team. Serving as a CNA for more than a decade, she recently accepted the role of Unit Clerk. Her experience is invaluable to the facility. Her coworkers describe her as “the most hardworking woman they’ve ever met” and hope to follow in her footsteps. Jennifer goes the extra mile for her residents, caring for them like family. Jennifer is loved by staff and residents alike, and her heart of gold exudes Integrity in everything she does.
dianne hanna, Housekeeping Aide, Elderwood assisted living at hamburg
Diane will be a 10-year veteran of Elderwood later this year. As a Housekeeping Aide, she has taken care of the third-floor of Elderwood Assisted Living at Hamburg for many years. Recently, her brief absence from that floor was heard loud and clear from her residents, staff, and families who count on, and missed her. Dianne’s coworkers note her willingness to help wherever needed, delivering food or drinks, answering calls to check in on residents, or picking up shifts for her fellow housekeepers when needed. Dianne does things just for the betterment of our community, and her commitment has not gone unnoticed!
dana wodowski, director of social services, elderwood at lancaster
Dana started at Elderwood at Lancaster doing Social Work in 2009, and was named Director of Social Services in 2016. As a social worker, Dana is often the liaison among care providers, families, and staff. She has been described as “putting her residents and team above all else and has each person’s interest in mind.” Her coworkers look up to her not only as a supervisor, but as a role model as well. Among the many reasons for Dana’s nomination, her kindness, compassion, and work ethic were among the most common attributes that were highlighted.
Danielle nelson, human resources manager, pediatric specialty care, lancaster
Danielle is a Human Resources Manager at Pediatric Specialty Care Lancaster. In her position she supported staff as well as residents and families with empathy and compassion during a recent closure of another facility. She worked extra hours to make sure her residents and staff remained supported. Danielle exemplifies Respect for others each day as well as all our iCARE values in her steadfast and continued work for PSC Lancaster each day.
Karol “robin” sunderland, certified nursing assistant, elderwood at amherst
Karol “Robin” has been a pillar of strength, compassion, and flexibility since she joined the staff at Elderwood at Amherst in early 2020. Her coworkers often take notice of the great care she provides to her rehab patients, many of whom are distressed. She takes extra time with patients to make sure they are heard and cared for. Her coworkers also describe her as exemplary for the way in which she manages her responsibilities as she cares for long-term care residents and subacute patients. Additionally, she plays a key role in assisting therapy with transfers and the ambulation of more complex patients. Robin is a true team player and an absolute asset to Elderwood at Amherst!