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Gallagher’s Summer Picnic 2016

Gallagher’s Summer Picnic 2016

This year, we held our annual company picnic on Sunday, July 24th, at Scott Township Park. The whole event lasted from 12PM to 6PM, with tasty food being served between 1PM and 3PM.

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Like most events held by Gallagher, there were many prizes to be won and fun to be had! In fact, there were over 43 gift baskets up for grabs. Some of the prizes included wine, gift cards, spa visits, tanning, lottery tickets, food, home decor, and a Keurig.

gallagher annual picnicThis year, we used a raffle system to award out prizes. Each employee in attendance got a certain number of tickets depending on how many years they have been with us. Additionally, tickets were available to purchase if you wanted to increase your odds. Ticket prices were 1 for $1, 7 for $5, and 15 for $10. All of the money from these sales was donated to Toys for Tots.

Thanks to everyone’s generosity, we were able to collect $546 for this charity! IMG_1286smaller

There were also many fun activities for the whole family, including games and face painting!IMG_1272smaller

One game even involved feeding each other watermelon!

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Overall, the picnic was an astounding success and everyone seemed to have a great time! Special thanks to Halyna Smereka, Kim Rosser-Boehm, Lisa Stiller, Michael Kuten, and Susan Reich for planning this awesome event.

To see many, many more photos of this event, check out the Gallagher Home Health Services Facebook page!

 

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Gallagher Grabs Top Workplace Award for Third Year in a Row

Gallagher Grabs Top Workplace Award for Third Year in a Row
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Diane Karcz, president and founder of Gallagher Home Health Services, celebrating at the Pittsburgh Top Workplaces reception.

Gallagher Home Health Services is pleased to have been nominated as a Pittsburgh Top Workplace for the third year in a row. The accomplish marks their fourth Top Workplace nomination in the past five years.

This year, Gallagher was ranked 10th of of 30 in the mid-size company category, which includes companies with 150 to 399 employees in the region. This was their second year in this category, and once again they were the only home health agency to make the list.

The program, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, relies on a survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics. Overall, 1,373 employers in the Pittsburgh area were invited to take the survey, with 137 actually participating. Of those employers, 32,104 employees were invited to take the survey, with 19,920 actually participating.

At the time of the survey, Gallagher had 214 employees, all of which were provided with an electronic or paper survey to fill out. 118 employees ended up responding, with an overall response rate of 55 percent. These employees answered 24 questions based on seven different factors, including sections on alignment, effectiveness, connection, managers, leadership, basics, and employee engagement.

Many employees would recommend working at Gallagher Home Health Services to others, while others feel that working at Gallagher helps them to reach their full potential. Employees also take pride in the strong values and ethics of the company and believe their pay is fair for the work they do.

Gallagher would truly like to thank each and every one of their employees for making this award a possibility. Without their dedication, hard work, and passion for their jobs, the company would not be the success it is today.

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August Anniversaries for Gallagher Employees

August Anniversaries for Gallagher Employees

We value each and every one of our employees. That’s why it brings us such joy to celebrate employee milestones! The following employees have contributed at least one year of service to our company, and we would love to commend them for their efforts. Congratulations to all and thank you for your hard work!

SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Leslie Schuman 8/3/2009 HHA
Shannan Meckler 8/10/2009 RN – Homecare
Tia Taylor 8/10/2009 HHA
Shawnell Wiles 8/10/2009 HHA
Jayce Barkasi 8/31/2009 Oasis Coord.
FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Cynthia King 8/22/2011 RN – PRN
Jennifer Brawdy 8/29/2011 RN – PRN
FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Pamela Bernosky 8/20/2012 QPM
David Prezioso 8/20/2012 PT – Rose
TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Kimberly Nanz 8/11/2014 HHA
Allison Mccool 8/20/2014 HHA
Jamal Simmons 8/27/2014 HHA
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Roderia Davidson 8/5/2015 HHA
Tyonna Kirk 8/5/2015 HHA
Darcie Faller 8/10/2015 Clinical Supervisor
Sondra Wallace 8/10/2015 Clinical Supervisor
Anne Dinardo 8/17/2015 RN – Rose
Tisha Fiore 8/17/2015 OT – Clover
Eloise Tatum 8/18/2015 HHA
Ann Hess 8/24/2015 HC CORD
Michele Hess 8/31/2015 Receptionist

 

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July Anniversaries for Gallagher Employees

July Anniversaries for Gallagher Employees

We value each and every one of our employees. That’s why it brings us such joy to celebrate employee milestones! The following employees have contributed at least one year of service to our company, and we would love to commend them for their efforts. Congratulations to all and thank you for your hard work!

SIX YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Elizabeth Harding 7/2/2010 Mom/Baby
Kim Weyant 7/26/2010 Clinical Supervisor
FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Heather Danley 7/19/2011 Physical Therapist
FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Karen Williamson 7/9/2012 RN – Clover
Lora Karcz 7/10/2012 Oasis Coord.
Denise Tonio 7/16/2012 Authorization
THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Paula Bernert 7/8/2013 Oasis Coord.
TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Christina Rodman 7/7/2014 RN – Clover
Kristy Williamson 7/7/2014 Transitional Care Coord.
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Wendy Janeda 7/7/2015 RN – Rose
Christie Montgomery 7/7/2015 OT – Rose
Dorothy Renee Edwards 7/14/2015 Mom/Baby
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June Anniversaries for Gallagher Employees

June Anniversaries for Gallagher Employees

We value each and every one of our employees. That’s why it brings us such joy to celebrate employee milestones! The following employees have contributed at least one year of service to our company, and we would love to commend them for their efforts. Congratulations to all and thank you for your hard work!

ELEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Lisa Maiolie 6/7/2005 Oasis Cord
EIGHT YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Claudia Mycka 6/16/2008 Billing
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Alexa Azevedo 6/15/2015 Occupational Therapist
Michel Baarda 6/15/2015 Authorization
Marla Caplan 6/15/2015 MARKT
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Gallagher Earns the 2016 Readers’ Choice Gold Award

Gallagher Earns the 2016 Readers’ Choice Gold Award

For the second year in a row, Gallagher Home Health Services is pleased to announce that it has earned the Readers’ Choice Award for Best Home Health Care in the Southwest Region. Last year was our first year as a Gold Award recipient, and we are so honored to have earned the highest possible award yet again!

Because this is entirely a readers’ choice award, we are so thankful for the community for choosing us as your favorite home health provider. It means so much to us that you would think of us in such high regard. You, our patients, are our inspiration and our motivation, and we are so excited to be recognized for the great care we provide to you!

Balloting was held for two weeks in December in the style of a full page questionnaire in the Signal Item, Bridgeville News, and surrounding Pennysavers. After the votes were collected, they were then sent out by Trib Total Media to be tallied and recorded.

The Southwest Region covers a large portion of Gallagher’s main service area, including communities such as Bridgeville, Nevillewood, Carnegie, Heidelberg, Mt. Lebanon, Greentree, Scott Township, Dormont, and Brookline. Trib Total Media reaches over 50,000 homes in this area.

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May Anniversaries for Gallagher Employees

May Anniversaries for Gallagher Employees

We value each and every one of our employees. That’s why it brings us such joy to celebrate employee milestones! The following employees have contributed at least one year of service to our company, and we would love to commend them for their efforts. Congratulations to all and thank you for your hard work!

EIGHT YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Terrance
Sweet
5/9/2008
QPM
SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Shandra
Harcarik
5/11/2009
Regional Director of
Sales and Marketing
SIX YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Kristy
Snyder
5/21/2010
PR Support
FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Kim
Boehm
5/9/2011
HR Administrator
FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Lauren
Bartos
5/29/2012
Clinical Coordinator – Clover
THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Sandra
Kushner
5/20/2013
Oasis Educator
Cheryl
Morrell
5/31/2013
Clinical Manager – Hospice
Christie
Gaita
5/28/2013
RN – Rose
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Carolyn
Gimigliano
5/18/2015
RN – Rose
Kathleen
Kepich
5/18/2015
RN – Clover
Avasha
Nixon
5/18/2015
RN – Clover
Erin
Rush-Plummer
5/18/2015
RN – Rose
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April Anniversaries for Gallagher Employees

April Anniversaries for Gallagher Employees

We value each and every one of our employees. That’s why it brings us such joy to celebrate employee milestones! The following employees have contributed at least one year of service to our company, and we would love to commend them for their efforts. Congratulations to all and thank you for your hard work!

ELEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Diane
Angus
4/16/2005
HHA
SIX YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Anthony
Orecchio
4/8/2010
Physical Therapy Asst
THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Jennie
Lalama
4/8/2013
RN – Gold
TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Gemma
Stanton
4/28/2014
RN – Rose
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Racheal
Caddy
4/6/2015
Marketing
Susan
Labarbera
4/24/2015
Intake Specialist
Annetta
Mathews
4/15/2015
HHA
Julie
Mckibben
4/15/2015
HHA
Alison
Murphy
4/6/2015
RN – Rose
Tamara
Reese
4/7/2015
HHA

 

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Congratulations to Our New OASIS Team Members

Congratulations to Our New OASIS Team Members

We are pleased to announce that two of our dedicated employees, Terry Sweet and Dawn McElhaney, have just earned their certification as OASIS specialists in the clinical field. This means that they are now experts in filling out the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS). The OASIS is a standardized assessment and set of data that is taken on nearly every patient that enters our care. It is how we help to determine the extent of their condition as well as how we report these outcomes to Medicare.

With this new designation, Terry and Dawn may now use the title COS-C after their names.

Congratulations again to Terry and Dawn on their hard work and achievements!

 

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