HHC nursing assistant earns 2018 Caring Hands Award

Brittany Cullinan, CNA, center, accepts her Caring Hands Award. From left, keynote speaker WFSB meteorologist Scot Haney, Cullinan, and president of the Connecticut Assisted Living Association Christopher Carter.

Brittany Cullinan, CAN, a certified nursing assistant at Southington Care Center, was one of four women serving at a skilled nursing community associated with Hartford HealthCare Senior Services that were honored with the Caring Hands Award by LeadingAge Connecticut. The award was presented on April 4, during an event at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville.

LeadingAge Connect-icut introduced the award as a recognition of the contribution that nursing aides provide in enhancing the quality of life for older adults, focusing on the highest standards of compassion, commitment and excellence in caregiving. LeadingAge Connecticut is a member of LeadingAge, a national association of 6,000 not for profit organizations dedicated to advancing policies, promoting practices and conducting research to support and empower people to live more fully as they age.

In a HHC Senior Services press release, Cullinan was described as a person who shows her genuine compassion for her residents every day, taking the time to learn about their needs and wants and daily routine—exemplifying resident-centered care at Southington Care Center, which offers skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. She is attending nursing school to advance her career.

“What a beautiful and compassionate group of women representing our nursing home communities,” HHC community netword vice president Lisa Connolly, NHA, MS said in the release. “They are strong, confident leaders who ensure that our residents get everything they need and deserve. Our communities are truly blessed.”

Hartford HealthCare Senior Services is a not for profit Hartford HealthCare Partner. For more information about Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, visit www.hhcseniorservices.org.

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