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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Contact: Angela L. Yu
Media Relations Manager
(518) 271-5045


     COHOES, NY – July 3, 2013 – Two environmental aides at Marjorie Doyle Rockwell Center, The Eddy’s regional Alzheimer’s center in Cohoes, have been recognized as “2013 Employees of Distinction” by LeadingAge New York.

    Meighan Anson and Lisa Bauer were presented the awards at a special ceremony held at the center last week. The two were selected from nominations sent in from across the state.

    Both were cited for a demonstrated passion for the residents of the memory care assisted living community. While the two are members of the housekeeping team, both also play a key role in the direct care of residents and staff training. The two are trained in special communication techniques highlighted by the center’s Life Enrichment Program which emphasizes a person-centered culture of care. Both serve as “butterflies,” acting as mentors and coaches to other staff at Marjorie Doyle Rockwell Center who are leaning to apply the Life Enrichment skills into their individual daily roles.

    In addition to their own duties, Anson and Bauer take time to support other tasks at the center each day, such as helping serve meals, running errands, sitting with residents who are upset, and making sure to honor residents on their birthdays with a small gift and balloons so that they feel special. Both also consistently draw above average satisfaction scores from family members.

    LeadingAge New York is the only statewide organization representing the entire continuum of not-for-profit, mission-driven and public continuing care, including senior housing, nursing home, continuing care retirement community, assisted living, home care, adult day health and community services providers. The organization’s more than 600 members serve an estimated 500,000 New Yorkers of all ages annually. For more information, please visit



    St. Peter’s Health Partners was created on October 1, 2011 by the merger of Northeast Health, St. Peter’s Health Care Services and Seton Health. The merger created the region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit network of high-quality, advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation and senior services. These state-of-the-art services and programs are provided through Albany Memorial Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany; Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy; Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady; as well as The Eddy system of continuing care and The Community Hospice. The new organization has 12,500 employees at more than 165 locations in seven counties of northeastern New York. St. Peter’s Health Partners is the region’s largest private employer and has an annual budget of $1.2 billion. For more information, please visit

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