Texas Health Care Association’s Certified Nurse Aide of the Year for Region 7
By d-mars.com News Provider
Texas Health Care Association honors dedicated caregiver for devotion to elders
Houston resident Augustine Anyatonwu is the Texas Health Care Association’s Certified Nurse Aide of the Year for Region 7.
Anyatonwu is a Certified Nurse Aide at Park Manor of Westchase. Region 7 is one of 10 statewide, and includes the Houston area.
“Augustine provides the care and devotion that we all want our loved ones to receive. He has made a positive impact on hundreds of lives and is an inspiration to many who have the opportunity of working with him,” said Kevin Warren, president and CEO of the Texas Health Care Association. “CNAs like Augustine give families a sense of comfort knowing their loved ones are being cared for. We are proud to recognize his example with this award.”
Anyatonwu was nominated by his co-workers and selected by a panel of long term care clinicians from across Texas.
Anyatonwu works two jobs as a Certified Nurse Aide. His director of nursing at Park Manor described him as the hardest working man she has ever met. Despite his work ethic, he still makes time to make his residents laugh and smile. During Hurricane Harvey, Anyatonwu rolled his pants up and walked through the floods after his shift to his second job four days straight to ensure his residents knew he was there for them.
Anyatonwu was recently recognized as one of 10 Certified Nurse Aides of the Year representing geographic regions in the state during the Texas Health Care Association’s Annual Convention and Trade Show in Houston.
About the Texas Health Care Association
Founded in 1950, the Texas Health Care Association (THCA) is the largest long term care association in the state and represents a broad spectrum of long-term care providers and professionals offering long term, rehabilitative and specialized health care services. Member facilities, owned by both for-profit and non-profit entities, include nursing facilities, specialized rehabilitation facilities and assisted living facilities.