Altamirano named Nurse Aide of the Year for District III

Congratulations to Sandra Nelson Altamirano of Trinity Glen who was named Nurse Aide of the Year for District III during the North Carolina Healthcare Facilities Association (NCHCFA) annual meeting.

Nelson Altamirano has been at Trinity Glen for 10 years. Teammates say she is all about compassion. She is supportive of her teammates and seeks out ways to assist them.

“I view my job as more than a job. I work hard and try to go above and beyond what is expected,” she said.

Trinity Glen Administrator Cissy McCoy said Nelson Altamirano is a leader. In the course of doing her treatments, she will lend a hand to other CNAs and she also encourages her teammates if they have questions.

“She has shown dedication to her job beyond normal duties. She focuses on exact physician orders, makes sure treatments are right, and communicates with physician services when she sees changes in wound conditions,” McCoy wrote in her nomination. “This is a great demonstration of excellence.”

Nelson Altamirano was also the recipient of LSC’s Loyal Service Award in 2022.

“When I started out as a nursing assistant I didn’t just like my job, I loved it! Seeing the smile on someone’s face brightens my day,” Nelson Altamirano said. “I always treat them the way I would want my loved ones to be treated and it is good to always go by the golden rule ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’  This is a job that comes from the heart.”