Belvedere nurse liaison Pat Rine honored with state award

Westlake resident Pat Rine, a Nurse Liaison at The Belvedere of Westlake, was recently honored with a 2011 Honoring Excellence Award For Nursing from the Ohio Assisted Living Association. The OALA is a statewide association representing 351 assisted living facilities in the state of Ohio. 

Pat Rine has been a nurse for the the Rae-Ann Skilled Nursing facilities for the past 22 years. She combines the caring and compassion that is so essential to nursing, while remaining objective in any given situation. Her integrity shines through in every decision and interaction with the community, staff, and residents alike.

"I couldn't find a better team or organization to be a part of," she said. "It's our passion to take good care of those entrusted with their care, everyday."

This is the fifth OALA Honoring Excellence Award in the past four years for outstanding staff at The Belvedere of Westlake. Belvedere owner Cindy Griffiths-Novak stated, "We are both humbled and honored by the OALA award."

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Volume 3, Issue 22, Posted 11:27 AM, 11.01.2011