Fourth Quarter GEM
Going the extra mile yet again. Congratulations to the last, but definitely not least, quarter GEM’s of 2023!
Saddle Brook GEM: Ketlie Mondestin LPN
Our GEM nurse is Ketlie Mondestin! Ketlie, provides excellent care to her high skilled client. She works long hours, and will go in early or stay late to ensure her client is well cared for and covered. We are thankful to have her as part of our Star team, and wish her continued success. Thank you, Ketlie for going the extra mile and congratulations. This award is well deserved.
Mount Laurel GEM: Jibba Jalloh RN
Congratulations to Jibba Jalloh on being awarded Mount Laurel’s Fourth Quarter GEM award. Jibba just surpassed her one year as a member of the Star family. Jibba quickly became a reliable nurse our schedulers use for covering their cases. While also attending school, Jibba consistently covered many night shifts for patients who were in desperate need of a nurse. While being dependable, Jibba also exercises her professionalism in challenging situations. Jibba exemplifies what it means to be a GEM. nurse. Thank you, Jibba and congratulations!
Howell GEM: Mary McCrary RN
Congratulations to Mary McCrary our GEM of the quarter! When we think of a Nurse who embodies the term GEM, we think of Mary. Karen Devery, Clinical Manager of the Howell Branch commented, “She is the sweetest, most caring, smartest, most helpful, and most professional Nurse you could ever meet. We ALL love Mary! Her clients and their families do as well! Her life experience teamed with nursing experience makes her a well rounded asset to our team. We look forward to Mary working with us for years to come and wish her all the best”. Thank you Mary for setting the standard and congratulations!
In Sweet Memory
We would like to take this moment to pay respects to one of our long time clients, Rocio Perez. Rocio passed away on September 12, 2023. We began caring for Rocio in 2010. Our staff in the Mount Laurel Office became very close to Rocio and her family. Our VP, Michelle Marano would like to add, “Sweet Rocio, we will miss your amazing smile! We had the pleasure of knowing you for the last 13 years. Over the years you have helped so many families. You welcomed many nurses to come train and gain the necessary knowledge in order to help other families bring their babies home. In the end, you continued to help others when you took your hero walk. Your Star Family will truly miss you and we will always remember that sweet smile and gorgeous face. There was never a day that you didn’t have the most beautiful bows and snazziest outfits. Head to toe you were always dressed to impress. Fly high sweet Rocio, until we meet again”.
Celebrating Milestones: 10 Year Nurses
Thank you to the following nurses for your trust, loyalty, and dedication to our agency and the families we serve. Your dedication and commitment these past 10 years are admirable and we wish you another successful 10 more!
Maria Garcia LPN SB, Evelyn Suarez LPN SB, Uju Angela Obiorah LPN ML, Anne Cowley RN ML
We are excited to welcome a new face to the Star Family! Stephanie Garcia will be a great addition to the recruitment team in Saddle Brook. Welcome Stephanie and we wish you the best as you begin your career here. We also are excited to announce that Jennifer Ramos has been promoted to School Contract Liaison. CEO, Michelle Stengart added, “Jennifer Ramos has been working at Star Pediatric Home Care Agency for 5 years in the HR/Personnel Department. We are very thrilled to promote Jennifer to School Contract Liaison. She will be Star’s representative with all school districts in New Jersey. We congratulate Jennifer on her exciting new role”.
We had a couple members of the Star family celebrate some big milestone this quarter! Clinical Manager, Leigh Schwing tied the not on July 15th while payroll coordinator, Stephanie Harski also tied the not on September 1st. We wish Leigh and Stephanie a life time of happiness as they embark on their new adventure and are so grateful that we could witness it!
Wishing we had some major office news at the Howell branch but not much has changed and all is well as we are gearing up for the holiday season!
Fall is here and so is pumpkin spice season!
Fall has arrived and so has everyone’s favorite seasonal caffeinated beverages! For all the pumpkin spice junkies out there, or even just caffeine feigns, we want to give you a chance to win a $10.00 gift card to Starbucks. To enter our Starbucks raffle, text your name and “enter” to 609-422-8002. Three gift cards will be awarded to three randomly selected employees! The last day to enter is Thursday, October 5th and a winner will be selected Friday, October 6th. Happy Spooky Season!