Congratulations to Sheila Strahorn, our Employee of the Month for July 2013. Sheila Strahorn July 2013 Employee of the Month

Sheila is a full time certified nursing assistant (CNA) in the Smith Care Center.  She came to Plymouth Harbor in December 2011.

Sheila received Exceeds Standard remarks in Quality of Work, Efficiency, Attitude, Relationship with People, and Attendance.  Her supervisors describe her as, “Very kind and friendly, helpful and considerate with the residents and staff.  She is supportive of the vision of Plymouth Harbor.”  “Sheila has demonstrated a very high standard of performance.”

Sheila’s nominators said of her:

Sheila is always pleasant with staff and residents.  She never gets upset and always helps others with a great attitude!  She is a good team player.  When asked to do something she never hesitates, she is always there to help any resident even when the resident is not in her section.  Sheila is very pleasant, friendly, and hard working.  She has a wonderful attitude and we know the residents are getting the best care when she is here.

Originally from Rockford, Illinois, Sheila graduated from Harlem High School and earned an Associate in Arts Degree from Rock Valley College.  Before moving to Florida she worked as a CNA at Riverbluff Nursing and at Super Nurse, LLC for 8-½ years.

Sheila and her husband Lorron and have two children: Alec (14) and Anna (16).

Please join us in congratulating Sheila for an exemplary job!

Please join us in congratulating Nancy Baldwin, our Plymouth Harbor Employee of the Month for June 2013.

Nancy Baldwin is June's Employee of the Month!Nancy has been with Plymouth Harbor since December, 1987, when she was hired as a resident sitter. In April of 1990 she was promoted to a Certified Nursing Assistant in the Smith Care Center, where she consistently received “exceeds standard” remarks on her appraisals in several areas including Job Knowledge, Quality of Work, Efficiency, Attitude, Relationships with People, and Personal Conduct.

Her supervisors and nominators commented:

  • Nancy knows her job well.  She arrives to work ready to work and works well with coworkers.  Nancy goes the extra mile to assist others.
  •  Nancy is a pleasure to work with.  She takes excellent care of her residents and is helpful to others when needed.  I am glad to have her as a member of the night shift.  She is an asset to Plymouth Harbor.
  • Nancy takes a lot of pride in her work.  Her residents are always well taken care of.  She has a positive attitude and works well with others.
  • Originally from Cairo, Georgia, Nancy attended Washington Consolidated School.  She moved to Sarasota in the late 50’s where she graduated from Booker High School.

Congratulations, Nancy, on this recent honor, that comes from your loyalty and hard work.

Please join us in congratulating Jim Oates, Plymouth Harbor April 2013 Employee of the Month!

Jim Oates is Plymouth Harbor's Employee of the Month for April!Jim came to Plymouth Harbor in April of 2007 with over 20 years of experience as a painter, including Journeyman status.  He has been described by his Plymouth Harbor supervisors as efficient, positive, prompt, and an asset to the Maintenance department.  Previous Shining Stars awards demonstrate he is a team player and is dedicated to our residents.

Nominators of Jim stated that he deserves to be recognized for his loyal, dedicated, and constant efforts.  There is no job too big or too small for Jim, and he always goes the extra mile.

Prior to his Plymouth Harbor employment, Jim was with West Rentals Corporation in Wheeling, West Virginia, self-employed for several years in Santa Monica, California, and with Pelican Cove Condominiums in Sarasota. Jim’s previous employers describe him as dependable, dedicated, a great quality worker with good follow-through, and very good with people.

Jim is married to Theresa Oates who was a Plymouth Harbor employee several years ago.  Originally from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Jim is a graduate of Triadelphia High School in Wheeling, West Virginia.  He moved to the Sarasota area in 2005.

Congratulations, Jim!

 

Ms. Trotman, a two-time Employee of the Month honoree, (2001 and 2013), has been with Plymouth Harbor since January of 1998.  She was originally hired as a part-time server.  Her hard work and diligence have earned her three promotions, and she is currently a full-time Banquet Captain.

Tasha Trotman, March Employee of the MonthTasha has received many Shining Stars from residents throughout her tenure with Plymouth Harbor.  These Shining Stars express her consistency with superb performance and always providing exceptional customer service with a smile.  Her supervisors describe her as a dedicated, efficient employee who can step into any position in her department.  She has repeatedly received “Exceeds Standard” remarks on appraisals for her job knowledge, quality of work, efficiency, decision-making, relationships with people, responsiveness to her supervisor, and attendance.

Originally Tasha is from the US Virgin Islands.  Being the second youngest of 12 children, she has nine brothers and two sisters.  She received several awards for playing the drums in her high school band. Having earned enough credits at the end of her 10th grade year, Tasha was able to graduate early.  After high school, she became a teacher’s aide for junior high and high school students.  At age 14, Tasha also operated a summer day care center in her home.

In 1995, Tasha moved to Sarasota to live with her father and three siblings.  Criteria for high school graduation is higher in the states than in the Virgin Islands, therefore, she returned to high school, graduating from Booker High School in 1999.  She is the proud mother of three very busy children:  Shacori (12), Joe (7), and Taliyah (5).

Plymouth Harbor is proud to congratulate Tasha Trotman, as March 2013 Employee of the Month!

Congratulations to Corey Schmitz for being chosen as the Plymouth Harbor “Employee of the Month” for February 2013.

Corey came to Plymouth Harbor as a part time Dietary Aide in November 2010 and was promoted to full time Relief Supervisor in February 2011.  Looking for new challenges, he accepted a full time server position in the Mayflower Dining Room in January 2012.

Corey Schmitz, Employee of the Month for February 2013Throughout his career at Plymouth Harbor, his supervisors have described Corey as an asset.  He is known as a great worker and team player, and has the determination to take on any task.  Corey has received “Exceeds Standard” remarks on his Quality of Work, Attendance, Personal Conduct, Efficiency, Attitude, and Responsiveness to Supervision.

Corey’s nominators wrote,  “He is so full of energy, takes charge, knows what to do.  You never have to ask him to do something and if you do, it gets taken care of quickly.  Corey has wonderful rapport with the residents and nothing is too much to ask of him.  He is pleasant and accommodating at all times.  Corey is a pleasure to have around and deserves to be recognized.”

Corey was born in Daytona Beach and graduated from Lincoln High School in Tallahassee.  He moved to the Sarasota area in 2007, and took a job with Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he worked as a Dietary Aide for 2 years.  He later took a position as a Sales Clerk at Sarasota Restaurant Equipment.  He and his wife Sarah married in 2011.

We appreciate all of Corey’s hard work and dedication and are honored to recognize Corey Schmitz as the Plymouth Harbor “Employee of the Month” for February 2013.

Congratulations to Patricia Martinez for being nominated by her peers and winning the “Employee of the Month” Award for January 2013.Patricia Martinez, Employee of the Month for January 2013

Patricia is originally from Cali, Colombia.  She moved to the Sarasota area in 2001. Patricia previously worked at The Springs and Bay Village in the housekeeping department.

In February of 2011 Patricia came to work at Plymouth Harbor as a full time Environmental Aide in the SCC.

Patricia received exceed standard remarks on her most recent appraisal in Job Knowledge, Quality of Work, Efficiency, Attitude, Relationship with People, Responsiveness to Supervisor, and Personal Conduct.  Her supervisor describes her as a very kind and conscientious worker, an asset to the Plymouth Harbor staff.

Her nomination form reads,  “Patricia is kind and considerate, friendly and helpful.  She always greets everyone with a smile and offers help and support to the residents.  She has an exceptionally positive attitude.  Patricia is very supportive of the Plymouth Harbor vision.”

In her spare time Patricia enjoys riding her bike and spoiling her cat, “Shadow.”  But what she enjoys the most are visits from her sons, Felipe and Pablo, who are engineers and work out of town.

It is our privilege to recognize Patricia as the “Employee of the Month” for January 2013.  As a tangible expression of our appreciation, she was given sole use of the Employee of the Month reserved parking space during the entire month of January.  She also received $100 in cash and eight hours of PTO.

 

Margaret is originally from Montego Bay, Jamaica. She moved to the United States in 1999 and has lived in Employee of the Month for December 2012the Sarasota area since 2003. Her mother, brother, and sister live in the area as well.

Margaret graduated from the Continental Academy in Coral Gables, FL in 2002 and received her LPN license from Manatee Technical Institute in 2007. Previously working at Bradenton Health Care, and Riviera Palms as an LPN, Margaret came to Plymouth Harbor in October of 2009 as a full time, morning nurse.

Margaret has received “exceeds standards” remarks on her most recent appraisal in her Job Knowledge, Efficiency, and Attitude. Her supervisor describes her as very competent and proficient. She is quiet and goes about her work with a smile.

Notes from her nomination forms read:

Margaret deserves to be Employee of the Month because of her dedication to Plymouth Harbor. She is a wonderful, caring, compassionate nurse. Margaret comes to the rescue when needed to fill in for call-offs or in the 3-11 shift. Margaret is very cheerful and always has a positive attitude, she never complains.

On a personal note, Margaret is mom to son Damarian (9) who plays basketball and keeps her very busy. She enjoys evenings out with friends when not busy with her son.

It is our privilege to recognize Margaret today as the “Employee of the Month” for December 2012. As a tangible expression of our appreciation, you will have sole use of the Employee of the Month reserved parking space during the entire month of December. You will also receive $100 in cash and eight hours of PTO. This honor will also be noted in an upcoming issue of the resident publication, The Harbor Light.

Employee of the month November 2012Jorge is originally from Montevideo, Uruguay. He lived in New York where he worked at Value Restaurant Corp. for almost 20 years. He held several positions including Server and Kitchen Steward. His previous employer described him as very responsible, reliable, dedicated, and very easy to work with. He was their best worker and an excellent all-around employee.

Jorge relocated to Sarasota in 2011 and came to Plymouth Harbor as a full time Steward that August. He has only been with Plymouth Harbor for a year, and has already received “Exceed Standard” remarks on his appraisals for Job Knowledge, Quality of Work, Efficiency, Attitude, Responsiveness to Supervisor, Attendance, Personal Conduct, and Relationship with People.

His supervisors describe him as thorough and clean, neat and tidy; always finishing his duties quickly and with quality in mind helping others reach the same quality. “Jorge is a team player and always upbeat, which makes others feel more positive. Jorge is one of our best employees who sets the bar high.”

His colleagues say: “Jorge definitely has the requirements to be nominated for Employee of the Month. He is always smiling and a pleasure to work with. His job is always done with pride and efficiency. Jorge can often be found on his down time doing additional projects without needing to be asked.”

Jorge says that he loves working at Plymouth Harbor, because he is part of a wonderful team.

Congratulations, Patricia, who has been nominated by her peers to receive the Employee of the Month Award and is the winner of the “Employee of the Month” for January 2013.

Patricia Martinez, Employee of the Month for January 2013

Patricia Martinez, Employee of the Month for January 2013

Patricia is originally from Cali, Colombia.  She moved to the Sarasota area in 2001 and previously worked at The Springs and at Bay Village in the Housekeeping department.

In February of 2011 Patricia came to work at Plymouth Harbor as a full time Environmental Aide in the SCC.

Patricia received exceed standard remarks on her most recent appraisal in Job Knowledge, Quality of Work, Efficiency, Attitude, Relationship with People, Responsiveness to Supervisor, and Personal Conduct.  Her supervisor describes her as a very kind and conscientious worker, and  an asset to the Plymouth Harbor staff.

Her nomination form reads, “Patricia is kind and considerate, friendly and helpful.  Always greets everyone with a smile and offers help and support to the residents.  She has an exceptionally positive attitude.  Patricia is very supportive of the Plymouth Harbor Vision.”

In her spare time Patricia enjoys riding her bike and spoiling her cat, “Shadow”.  But what she enjoys the most are visits from her sons Felipe and Pablo, who are Engineers and work out of town.

It is our privilege to recognize Patricia today as the “Employee of the Month” for January 2013.  As a tangible expression of our appreciation, she will have sole use of the Employee of the Month reserved parking space during the entire month of January.  She will also receive $100 in cash and eight hours of PTO.  This honor will also be noted in an upcoming issue of the resident publication, The Harbor Light.