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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.

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March Hero - Joseph Obuobisa

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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.





Columbus Housekeeping/Laundry Director Named March, 2019 Long-Term Care “Hero”

The state’s largest organization representing long-term care facilities has honored a Columbus, Ohio long-term Housekeeping and Laundry Director as its March 2019 “Hero of Long-Term Care.”

Joseph Obuobisa, Director of Housekeeping and Laundry at Crown Pointe Care Center, Columbus, part of the Foundations Health Solutions Family of Facilities, has been selected by the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) as its Hero of Long-Term Care for March 2019. OHCA honors one long-term care employee each month for their service to long-term caregivers, residents and the community.

Obuobisa will be featured on the OHCA website (www.ohca.org) during the month of March, and he will be recognized at the Association’s 2019 Annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio.

Christa King, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator at Crown Pointe, says that Obuobisa is passionate about serving the facility’s residents and the community.

"Joseph operates from his heart," said King. "He is a very caring, compassionate leader who meets truly loves and cares about our residents on a daily basis," she added.

Obuobisa has been employed at Crown Pointe since 2002. Within 90 days of his employment he was evaluated as one of the best hires his supervisor had made in 20 years, and he was named Team Leader. By late 2003 he was named the Assistant Director of Housekeeping/Laundry, and advanced to the Director's position in 2007.

Obuobisa served 18 years in the armed services in Ghana prior to moving to the United States. In addition to his position with Crown Pointe, he has worked for 20 years as security chief at his church, and has served as President of the Veterans Association of Ghana of the Ohio Branch for the past 10 years.

According to King, Obuobisa is loved by his staff, residents and visitors, and freely donates his earned paid time off so other employees facing hardships have time to cope with personal situations.

"Whether Joseph is out in the community or here at work, he continues to be the person who gives 110 percent," King says. "He is the key definition of 'exceptional'. Joseph Obuobisa is truly our Hero of Long-Term Care!"

Crown Pointe Care Center provides 24-hour nursing and rehabilitation care in Columbus, Ohio. Crown Pointe offers an array of services inclusive of long-term, short-term rehabilitation, recuperation after orthopedic surgery, cardiovascular issues, stroke, memory care unit and hospice care. Crown Pointe Care Center takes pride in a philosophical approach to treating the person according to their personal choice. Crown Pointe employees embody the mission of “Making a Difference One Resident at a time." Crown Pointe is part of the Foundations Health Solutions Family of Facilities. The facility is located at 1850 Crown Park Court,
Columbus, OH 43235, 614-459-7293. Additional information is available online at www.crown-pointe.net.

The Ohio Health Care Association is a non-profit association of more that 1000 skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and providers serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, representing nearly 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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