Monica Gutierrez, CNA, Sanford Care Center Vermillion, was selected as the Sanford Vermillion August 2013 PRIDE Employee of the Month. She has been employed here since November 2012.
Nominations for Gutierrez included the following comments:
Personalized Service: Monica always knows just how the residents like to be helped, she knows how and when to tend to specific resident needs.
Respect: She always treats everyone with respect and dignity.
Innovation: When I first started, she showed me ways to be more efficient.
Dedication: She does the right thing even when the wrong way would be faster or easier.
Excellence: In a group of CNAs, she stands out as someone who cares and she has a great work ethic.
Additional comments: Not many people see how awesome Monica is since she is on night shift.
“Monica is very patient and considerate. She does a great job working with the residents in the special care unit,” said Gayle Matzke, DON, Sanford Vermillion.
Monica is a native of California and currently lives in Vermillion with her three-year-old daughter. She enjoys playing video games in her spare time and plans to attend USD, majoring in dental hygiene.