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Paine-Santos named Nurse-Caregiver of the Year

Katie Paine-Santos, registered nurse coordinator for Lakewood Care Center’s Memory Care Unit in Staples, was recently named Nurse-Caregiver of the Year by Care Providers of Minnesota.

Paine-Santos was nominated by Dan Donahue, Lakewood’s vice president of senior services, along with care center and memory care staff and patient family members.

The Nurse-Caregiver of the Year is awarded to a nurse who displays extraordinary skills in caring for individuals residing in a nursing facility, assisted living establishment or receiving care at home. They communicate sensitively with individuals who are in their care and their family members; they listen carefully, exhibit empathy and respect, and promote dignity.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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