CCMC wins health care award

From left, Monica Shaw, Bre Lohse, Ellen Sheridan, Keith Kroll, Kelly Kedzierski, Kadee Goss, Jim Cabusora, Mildred Subido and Bonnie Arcalas. (Oct. 7, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times
From left, Monica Shaw, Bre Lohse, Ellen Sheridan, Keith Kroll, Kelly Kedzierski, Kadee Goss, Jim Cabusora, Mildred Subido and Bonnie Arcalas. (Oct. 7, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Cordova Community Medical Center’s long-term care staff have been awarded for providing high-quality service.

Recognition of Quality Excellence Awards are given annually to high-performing long-term care facilities by the nonprofit Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. CCMC Long-Term Care previously won the award in 2017.

Kadee Goss, then director of long-term care nursing, received the award alongside other staff members on Monday, Oct. 7. Goss left CCMC on Thursday, Oct. 10, to relocate to Utah, a decision she said was motivated partly by cuts to ferry service.

Goss attributed CCMC Long-Term Care’s excellent performance to teamwork, not just among medical staff, but also among housekeeping and other staff.

“I really hope the community knows how lucky they are to have this facility here and the staff that they have,” Goss said. “There are fantastic people here, and they’re a great asset to the community.”