Testimonials

“The Ceca Award Program is the best—it moves lives and makes a huge difference.”

Steven Nash

President/CEO, Stoddard Baptist Global Care

“I think the Ceca Program is wonderful. It builds morale and makes the quiet yet hard workers feel important and appreciated. It also it a great way to learn more about your colleagues. Sometimes all it takes is an unexpected ‘thank you’ to continue your mission.”

Carolyn Rosca

Occupational Therapist, Providence Hospital

“Our staff values the program and Ceca oversees the entire process. It’s a great opportunity to recognize the high quality, mission-driven work of our caregivers.”

Darcy Burthay

CEO, Providence Hospital (Ascension Health)

“I can’t say enough good things about Ceca. We have been able to recognize employees from multiple departments (Nursing, Social Service, Dietary, Administration) because of their generous contributions. Residents love to see the recognition that is bestowed upon their favorite caregivers. Ceca has helped to make our culture one of support and recognition, that transcends all job categories and departments. The system is user friendly, and the phone app makes it convenient for all to participate. In addition the staff of Ceca are warm and caring, and are considered part of our work family! ”

Kay Halverson

Executive Director, Mary Marshall Assisted Living/Volunteers of America

“Being selected is one to the highlights of my career. The Ceca Award is truly a valuable, powerful program, because it shows the employee that they are valued by the organization, and that’s speaking from the heart.”

Joyce Roberson, RN MSN CIC

Infection Control Manager, Providence Hospital

“The Ceca Award Program is great! It’s wonderful to get confirmation from your colleagues that you’re on the right path, and that path is taking care of patients to the best of my abilities.”

Van Trinh

Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctors Community Hospital

“The Ceca Program complements our tradition of recognizing all employees who provide high-quality patient care, by providing colleagues, managers, patients, families and even volunteers a platform to acknowledge exceptional team members.”

Philip Down

CEO, Doctors Community Hospital

“Ceca’s mission fits perfectly in-line with our goal of providing exceptional, compassionate care for our residents. Our staff deserves to be recognized when they fulfill that goal, and Ceca is there every step of the way helping manage the program.”

La'Kesha McAllister

Administrator, Carroll Manor (Ascension Health)

“While our honorees welcome the cash award, it’s the recognition from their peers that really moves them. We’ve had more than 35 percent of our staff receive nominations. That’s incredible reach!”

Malene Davis

CEO, Capital Caring (Hospice)

“I believe each generation should stand on the shoulders of the one before and reach out to the next one and teach this generation the wisdom that came before them. This is my opportunity to share my life, my resources, my principles and my wisdom that came from the generation before me. The Ceca Foundation teaches us how to care for others, how to show appreciation for others, how to let others know about others in a most appreciative and respectful way.”

Lutricia Lewis-Quarles

Director of Cosmetology Services, Stoddard Baptist

“To be nominated and acknowledged in front of my peers was entirely rewarding. There are no words for being recognized by others in your field, and family members of residents. In my case, many of those members of staff have not only been doing their line of work for far longer, but I look up to them and admire them. To have them all smiling at me while being pinned, was most definitely a favorite moment in this chapter of my life. For a young professional, it also helps you to feel that your feet are walking the right path, with a great deal of social support. There are those who work tirelessly for their patients/ residents, to provide them with moments of joy as well as a high quality of life. To have a program that goes out of their way to acknowledge these unseen heroes, and to give them recognition in front of their peers as well as higher levels of staff, is simply invaluable.”

Jessica Herpst

Activities Assistant, Knollwood Military Retirement Community