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March Hero - Brenda Lawson

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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.

Lisbon LPN Named March 2018 Long-Term Care “Hero”

The state’s largest organization representing long-term care facilities has honored a Lisbon, Ohio Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) as its March 2018 “Hero of Long-Term Care.”

Brenda Lawson, LPN, a wound care nurse at Continuing Healthcare of Lisbon, Ohio has been selected by the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) as its Hero of Long-Term Care for March 2018. OHCA honors one long-term care employee each month for their service to long-term caregivers, residents and the community. 

Lawson will be featured on the OHCA website ( during the month of March, and will be recognized at the Association’s Annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio. 

Michele Rondinelli, Licensed Administrator at Continuing Healthcare of Lisbon, says that Brenda is passionate about serving the facility’s residents and the community.

"Her exceptional skills and knowledge of wounds has led to a high rate of successful healing in those individuals choosing Continuing Heatlhcare," said Rondinelli. "She has provided dedicated service not only to residents and families but to her co-workers in the facility." 

Lawson has been with Continuing Healthcare as an LPN/wound care nurse for more than four years. She also works in a similar role at a sister facility two days a week while their wound nurse is recovering from an illness. She travels close to an hour in each direction; "she has not uttered a complaint," says Rondinelli. "Yet another example of her dedicated teamwork and willingness to go above and beyond!

Lawson also has experience as an assisted living manager, and in restorative nursing. 

"Brenda approaches each day with compassion, commitment and enthusiasm," said Rondinelli. "She is our ideal candidate to be a long-term care hero!"

Continuing Healthcare of Lisbon is a care center providing skilled care, rehabiliation and therapy services for 57 residents. The center is located at 100 Vista Drive in Lisbon, OH 44432, 330-424-5852. For additional information please go to 

The Ohio Health Care Association is a non-profit association of more than 900 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.