Caregiver of the Month

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Every month we like to honor those individuals on our team who contribute a little extra, even beyond the normal exceptional service all our Caregivers provide. Be sure to return frequently to see who is every month's new Caregiver of the Month!


August 2020:

Congratulations to our August Caregiver of the Month, Cherri Lexvold! Cherri represents Hiawatha HomeCare in an exemplary manner. She has worked for Hiawatha for 22 years and has made a huge impact on the lives of every client she has cared for. Cherri is a dependable and patient caregiver who always provides the best care for every one of her clients. One of the families she currently works for made a recent move to Minnesota to get the best care for their child. Cherri has helped welcome them to Minnesota with open arms. Cherri always knows how to put a smile on the client's face. Some of the activities they do together include playing dolls, taking walks around the neighborhood, and doing arts and crafts. Thank you, Cherri, for all that you do for our clients in bringing them joy each and every day. We appreciate you!


July 2020:

Congrats to Kris Springer for Caregiver of the Month for July 2020. Kris was nominated by her client's husband-- "she is a lifesaver" is one of the words he used to describe her. She is always willing to pick up shifts and committed to her clients. She provides a sense of security to the client knowing that Kris will always be there. Kris started at Hiawatha HomeCare in 2006. She has grown within the company for the last 14 years. She is very detailed in her charting and cares. Thanks, Kris for all that you do we cant wait to see what the next 10+ years will be like.







June 2020:

We are thrilled to announce that Annette is our Caregiver of the Month—June 2020! Annette started with us in 2012 and we have been so grateful ever since. Annette is a sweet person who is willing to give her heart in a big way. She has been amazing from day one. Her heart is made of gold and she is always advocating for Hiawatha HomeCare! Annette has wonderful communication skills with the clients and our office staff. Our Client love to see her smile when she comes through the door. Annette is a cherished Nurse and we are so blessed to have her as a part of our team here at Hiawatha HomeCare! Thank you, Annette, for all you do, we simply would not be here without you!







May 2020: Cheri McDonald

Congratulations to our caregiver of the month for May, Cheri McDonald! Cheri is a great caregiver who is always willing to go above and beyond and is loved and adored by her clients. Cheri is Hiawatha Homecare team cheerleader.Cheri joined Hiawatha HomeCare in June 2014. She always helps out and responds to all calls and text messages, even if they come in late at night. Cheri never complains and always had a positive attitude. She has always been professional while interacting with her clients and her team.Cheri is extremely dedicated to Hiawatha HomeCare & we could not appreciate her more! Congratulations again, it is well deserved!





April 2020: Jillene Albers

  Congrats to Jillene Albers for being the caregiver of the month for the month of April! Here is what the clients family had to say about Jillene, "Jillene is the MOST reliable nurse we’ve had in 6.5 years, she is always willing to do anything she can to keep our daughter safe and healthy, she is great at receiving, as well as acting on, feedback, and she has genuine care for her clients. Jillene is quick to research any new feedback from our daughter’s medical team and helps us think through symptoms or behaviors to make changes that benefit our daughter. Our household runs as smoothly as it does because of Nurse Jillene." Her case manager also added a few words "Jillene is a fantastic nurse. She goes above and beyond on all the paperwork/charting at the clients house. She is compassionate and truly cares for her clients. She is a team player, supporting her fellow nurses and client care team." Way to go Jillene. Your work does not go unnoticed.




March, 2020: Analisa Kramer

Congratulations to Analisa Kramer for being selected as our Caregiver of the Month! Analisa has been providing excellent client care for Hiawatha HomeCare since 2006. Analisa has always been extremely conscientious, caring, and always doing her best for her client. Her client loves her for all that she does! The word that best describes Analisa is loyal. She has had the same client since she started working with Hiawatha Homecare. She is always willing to pick up extra shifts and go above and beyond what is expected. We are truly blessed to have her represent our caregiver family!





February, 2020: Cheryl Thorgard Reid

The caregiver of the month for Feburary 2020 is Cheryl Thorgard Reid. This caregiver is wise, experienced, and dependable, which is exactly why Cheryl is deserving of this award. See what her peers had to say: “Cheryl is super compassionate. She takes the time to really see her clients as people. she goes above and beyond to engage their mind as well as take care of their physical needs. Cheryl is always willing to pick up an open shift, and go the extra mile to make sure that our clients have amazing nursing care.” Outside of work you can find her in a community band and volunteering at Loaves & Fishes. Congratulations, Cheryl! We are so grateful to have you on our team.





January, 2020: Michele Columbus Wilson

Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! We are starting the year off by recognizing (a great caregiver) —Michele Columbus Wilson. Michele has been with Hiawatha Homecare for nearly five years. She goes above and beyond what is expected and always has a positive attitude. Here is what a co-worker had to say about her “I work for a client part-time and have noticed all the work Michelle Columbus-Wilson (her full-time nurse) has done over time and all the organizing she’s done in two different households for this clients equipment/supplies. She works many hours and when she did orient me to this client it was under difficult working conditions and she was professional and kind. I appreciate her efforts because they’ve made life easier for the client. It’s also made my job easier as well. She’s a go-getter and has been a true advocate for this client.” Thank you, Michele, for making our clients and their families feel special and valued. You truly are a gift to us and everyone around you. We are honored to have you as our February Caregiver of the Month!