Congratulations to our May Field Nurse of the Month, Teresa Elizabeth Baker!
Last month, the family she works with sent us an email to let us know just how extraordinary Teresa is. She has worked with this family for a few years and their son truly adores his Eyyeyabet (as he calls her)! She is beyond measure to her family now more than ever. In mid April the family faced a serious emergency as the father of the patient became trapped under the car that he was repairing. His chest was under the wheel well and his arm was pinned by the drive axle. Teresa secured her patient to protect him from the emotional trauma and then went on to bravely rescue her patient’s parent. Teresa alerted 911 and once the paramedics arrived, she gathered the necessary items that she knew that her patients family would need. The mother of the patient has stated multiple times that not once did she worry about making arrangements for her son due to Teresa’s handling of the situation.
Teresa stayed long over her shift and was dedicated to keeping her patient away from the emotional trauma and turmoil that the family was facing. The patient’s father was released early morning and thanks to Teresa’s quick thinking and keeping cool under pressure, he was able to avoid suffering from worse traumatic injuries. The mother stated, “In my heart, I feel without her presence, he would not have been pulled from under the car as quick as he was. I am forever grateful for her.”
At Angels of Care, we too are forever grateful for Teresa Elizabeth Baker who continues to amaze us by going above and beyond while always exemplifying our HALO values. We LOVE having Teresa in the AOC family!!!
We are excited to introduce our Clinical Liaison, Juanita Munoz.
Juanita has been in the medical field for over 10 years with 2 years specialized in pediatric nursing. She is passionate about helping and inspiring others and truly loves what she does. Juanita hopes to continue to provide high-quality nursing care to patients and their families throughout Colorado. Outside of work, she stays busy making memories with her four children and enjoying the outdoors.
We are pleased to introduce our Colorado Clinical Director of Operations, Lisa Foster.
Lisa has worked with the pediatric population as an RN for 26 years, with the last 13 years devoted to pediatric home health/home care in Colorado. She has the pleasure of being on the board of directors for the Home Care Association of Colorado (HCAC) as well as serving as a chairperson for their legislative committee. She is an active member of the Survey Task Force which consists of HCAC members and representation from CDPHE to bridge any gaps between providers and surveyors. She has also had the honor of being appointed to the Medicaid Provider Rate Review Advisory Committee to represent Home Health and PDN for Colorado which she currently serves as chairperson. It is with great enthusiasm that she and the entire Colorado team embark on establishing Angels of Care as provider of choice for pediatric/young adults in Colorado.
We are happy to introduce our Director of Operations, Eric Canchola.
Eric has worked in home healthcare for 9 years. The last 6 of those have been focused in pediatric home health care. Eric has a big heart and truly loves the kids that we serve. He is passionate about advocating for clients and employees and will go above and beyond for our clients, their families and the employees who serve them.
He is a Colorado native who is passionate about helping others. Outside of work, he is a huge sports enthusiast and enjoys spending time with his four kids, family and friends.
We are happy to introduce our Colorado Clinical Care Manager, Stephanie Lamer.
Stephanie honorably served in the United States Marine Corps before pursuing a degree in nursing at the University of Northern Colorado and graduated with honors. She has 8 years of experience in community health and case management, where she has had the pleasure of working with both adults and children. She is passionate about providing Colorado families with the very best in home health care. Outside of work, she is enjoying time with her husband and newborn baby boy Emeric Weston Lamer!