Cedar Village Employee Stacie Howe Wins AANC Award
Mason, OH: Stacie Howe, former MDS coordinator and recently promoted unit manager at Cedar Village, was recently awarded The Cheryl Thomas Scholarship through AANAC (American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination). This scholarship provides the winner with $5000 to be used towards completing a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Howe, who has been with Cedar Village since October 2014, began as a MDS Nurse (a MDS nurse is a nurse that is in-charge with the delivery of care for patients that are confined in long-term care medical centers and facilities) and has now been promoted to Apple Unit Manager. Howe is very interested in education, not just of herself but also of her staff and residents, and believes this scholarship program will help her not just further her own knowledge, but that of everyone around her. She accepted her award at the AANAC Annual Conference on April 15, 2016, in Atlantic City.
“Winning this scholarship was really empowering,” said Howe. “It validated my strengths. And it was truly eye-opening to realize that I’m now nationally recognized.” She would like to thank local Cincinnatian and philanthropist Paul Heiman for helping her to grow within her educational opportunities.
Howe graduated from Beckfield College in Florence, KY in 2010, then went back to begin to obtain her BSN from Northern Kentucky University. Howe will be using her scholarship funds to complete her BSN at Galen College of Nursing. She has been married for 22 years and has two children and one grandchild.
She is looking forward to building a strong team on her unit at Cedar Village. Howe has said in the past that “the best thing about working at Cedar Village is the educational opportunities and the team I work with every day. The ability to have respect for your efforts and opinions is a priority in my career.”
Cedar Village, located in Mason, Ohio, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community whose goal it is to make aging an enriching experience. It offers independent and assisted living apartments as well as short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. Specialties include inpatient and outpatient therapy, specialized dementia care, home care services, aquatic therapy and hospice care. More information is available at www.cedarvillage.org or 513-754-3100.
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