Coleen Gacesa, RN, BS, WCC, CCP, Education Manager, received the 2017 Outstanding Nursing Award.
The National PACE Association (NPA) has created several awards to recognize organizations and professionals who have made significant contributions on behalf of PACE.The Outstanding Nurse of the Year Award was created by the Nursing Consortium.
The award recognizes a PACE nurse who provides and promotes the highest quality nursing care for PACE participants and who has contributed significantly to PACE by developing, promoting and ensuring quality, evidence-based nursing services while embracing and promoting the ideals of PACE, including person-centered care and empowerment of participants, families and staff.
For the past 5 years, Coleen has led the education department for Community LIFE. As a result of her leadership, the department has thrived and plays an important role in the success of our organization. Her contributions have resulted in improved quality of care for participants and improved staff satisfaction. Some of her accomplishments include developing and leading the Mentor Program, implementation of Black Board training and development of Care Coordination Curriculum for the nurse case managers. Coleen is wound care certified by The National Alliance of Wound Care & Ostomy.