For Kathleen Eroh and Linda Magennis, Certified Nursing Assistants at The House of Good Shepherd Retirement Community in Hackettstown, taking care of residents is truly a labor of love. And they’ve been doing just that for the past 35 years.
The House of the Good Shepherd has always been proud of its long-standing tradition of retaining staff. And to celebrate, The House annually honors its “milestone employees.” Leading this year’s honorees were Eroh and Magennis.
Not “too far behind” Eroh and Magennis in the nursing department are Lori Hezel, who has worked at The House for 25 years, and Patricia Fiedler, who has been there for 20 years.
“Extremely dedicated people,” praised Deborah Beards, CEO at The House. “I can’t say enough about them. They care about the residents. It’s not just a job to them. It’s more than that. They truly are there for the residents as nurses … and friends.We are grateful for their outstanding efforts over the years.”
Beards also expressed appreciation to the other honorees, including another 20-year employee, Colleen Madonna, with the Recreation department, and Mark Klein,a 10-year employee in Dietary.
Several employees were cited for five years of service to The House: Carlo Saintiac and Maxmila Shanga, Nursing; Joseph Banhart, Dietary; Amy Mackewicz, Therapy; and Shannon Morgan and Toni Melone, both in Recreation.
“We really do have dedicated employees,” noted Beards, “and they all have the same goal: to ensure the well-being of our residents.”
For those looking for employment in Nursing and other job opportunities at The House, call 908-684-5900. For more about The House and its varied living arrangements and other services, visit www.hotgs.org. The House is located at 798 Willow Grove Street and offers an array of living options for seniors, from independent and assisted living to skilled nursing care. They also offer short term post-hospital stays, all in a beautiful setting along the banks of the Musconetcong River.
Photo: Among those honored recently at a special recognition dinner for years of service at the House of the Good Shepherd by CEO Deborah Beards, back second from right, and Christine Brodeur, far right, of the Board of Trustees, were, left to right, Kathleen Eroh, Mark Klein, Shannon Morgan, Joseph Banghart, Toni Melone, Colleen Madonna, and Amy Mackewicz.