Jenna Lord, director of nursing at Wesley Health Care Center, has received the 2021 Professional of the Year Award from LeadingAge New York.
The Professional of the Year Award recognizes contributions of a professional working in the aging healthcare field toward the well-being of the elderly or chronically ill in his or her community. The award nomination is open to any long-term care, housing and services professional who demonstrates civic involvement as well as professional dedication, accomplishment and field expertise.
“The Wesley Community congratulates Jenna on this outstanding recognition as the 2021 LeadingAge New York Professional of the Year,” said The Wesley Community CEO J. Brian Nealon. “Jenna consistently exhibits outstanding leadership and helps us provide compassionate senior care to our residents and their families. We are grateful to have her on our team.”
Lord is responsible for leading and supervising the nursing staff and overseeing the care provided to residents at the Wesley Health Care Center. She has extensive health care experience and has been an active member of the Wesley Health Care Center team since 2008.
“I am honored and humbled to receive this award and to be recognized by my peers, administrators and LeadingAge New York as ‘professional of the year.’ I would not be able to achieve anything without the amazing team at Wesley,” said Lord. “Working alongside so many talented nurses, and caring for the aging, is something I consider a privilege.”
Lord’s dedication to the profession led to her recognition as Registered Nurse of the Year at Wesley Health Care Center in 2018. She received the honor following numerous peer nominations and an extensive review by a panel of administrators at The Wesley Community.