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February Hero - Teresa Goodin, STNA

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OHCA's Heroes of Long Term Care program honors individual long-term care employees for their service to residents, the facility, and to their community. Heroes are nominated from long-term care facilities throughout Ohio.

Zanesville Nurse Aide Named February 2018 Long-Term Care “Hero”

The state’s largest organization representing long-term care facilities has honored a Zanesville, Ohio nurse aide as its February 2018 “Hero of Long-Term Care.”

Teresa Goodin, State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) at Zanesville Health & Rehabilitation, Zanesville, Ohio, has been selected by the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) as its Hero of Long-Term Care for February 2018. OHCA honors one long-term care employee each month for their service to long-term caregivers, residents and the community.

Goodin will be featured on the OHCA website during the month of February, and will be recognized at the Association’s 2018 Annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio.

Brian Dutiel, Executive Director at Zanesville Health & Rehabilitation, says that Goodin is passionate about serving the facility’s residents and the community.

Working as a part time employee at two facilities, "when we approached Teresa about coming aboard as a full time employee she jumped at the opportunity," said Dutiel. "She motivates others to enjoy what they are doing ... residents love Teresa and she loves them."  

While only serving as a full-time aide for the past year, Goodin now mentors new employees to help them become the best STNAs for residents at the Zanesville center.

"She makes people feel at home, she teaches the younger generation what it's like to be a great STNA," said Kendra Vaughn, Human Resources Manager. "Teresa will come in several hours early daily just to make sure that employees have a good start to their day. We don't ask her to do this; Teresa came to us with the plan so that our residents all have a wonderful start to their day!"

As a valuable asset to the Zanesville team, her co-workers say that Goodin is irreplaceable.   "Even though she hasn't moved mountains, I'm sure she would try if it helped our residents," said Vaughn. "Teresa Goodin is truly our Hero of Long Term Care!"

Zanesville Health and Rehabilitation Center provides personal attention to 100 residents as part of the Greystone Health Network. The professional team provides personalized, holistic care plans. Featuring a "Main Street" design with café, movie theater, ice cream parlor, and library, the facility provides specialized orthopedic, cardiac, and stroke rehabilitation programs, 24-hour skilled nursing services as well as respite and hospice care. The facility is located at 4200 Harrington Drive, Zanesville, Ohio 43701; 740-452-4351. For additional information go to

The Ohio Health Care Association is a non-profit association of nearly 1000 skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and providers serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, representing more than 90,000 individuals. Many OHCA members also provide a variety of home and community-based services.  OHCA is the largest long-term care association in the state, and the only chartered Ohio affiliate of the American Health Care Association, representing more than 12,000 long-term care facilities nationwide. .  

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