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Hilliard Activities Director Named Brian Colleran Caregiver of the Month

October 9, 2020
Hilliard, Ohio - Great caregiving that delivers resident satisfaction and excellent clinical outcomes are at the core of the success of Foundations Health Solutions. This commitment to excellence is attributed to the vision of Foundations Health founder, Brian Colleran. Each month, Brian reviews the best of the best caregivers across the state of Ohio to recognize the Brian Colleran Caregiver of the Month. In Colleran's vision, this is the person that goes above and beyond to provide smiling faces and healthy outcomes. This month's winner is Fatou, an activity director at Darby Glenn Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hilliard, Ohio.

Mark Ising, Administrator of Darby Glenn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was recently presented with a sealed envelope addressed to him by one of our long time residents, Barb Malone. The letter it contained shined a light on a beautiful person. It was an emotional experience to read through and effectively captured the spirit of an individual it has been his honor to work with as a nursing home administrator. Fatou is truly one of a kind and we are exceptionally blessed to have her here as Darby Glenn's Activities Director. While Mark could go on and on, his  words would pale in comparison to those written by our resident.

"It seems anymore; all we ever hear are negative things, especially in the middle of this pandemic. I would like to take an opportunity to shine a light on one of your employees. It is important to me that you know and recognize this employee as I find her simply exceptional.

Fatou has been here for over ten years, giving 100% of her time and effort. Once she was given the position of Activities Director, she hasn't stopped. She continues to put her everything into making our activities department the best in Columbus (and surrounding areas). She is always smiling and focuses her attention on all residents and their needs. She also assists her fellow employees with different tasks, without hesitation, when the need arises. I have never encountered Fatou in a bad mood, even when dealing with negative work conditions and any personal issues. She simply goes about her day, moving from room to room, bringing attention to many very lonely people. It was obvious that when the pandemic hit, many other staff members hesitated and took a step back; not Fatou, she leaned in. She continued, as permitted, and did what she could to lighten the situation for residents and coworkers.

Darby Glenn markets having a "cornerstone of commitment to excellence", Fatou is your excellence. She is and continues to be an example of the company's mission and values.

Becoming a resident in a long-term care facility is a difficult transition for anyone. Having people like Fatou has made the process easier. I, personally, thank God for the privilege of knowing Fatou and for what she has brought to my life. She is an exceptional worker and a joy to know and interact with.

My hope is that you will take the time to focus on this positive and commend her for an amazing job she has done and continues to do. We all know that an employee can work anywhere. The fact that Fatou has chosen Darby Glenn and continues to choose Darby Glenn for her place to share her talents and dedication puts us miles ahead of anywhere else."

Fatou is being honored as Foundations Health Solutions recipient of the Brian Colleran Caregiver of the Month award for the month of October. Thank you, Barb, for shining a light on a beautiful person! Thank you, Fatou, for the exemplary service you provide to our residents and for making this world a brighter place for the countless lives you touch on a daily basis.


Founded by Brian Colleran, Foundations Health Solutions is committed to serving our communities with the highest level of clinical excellence and resident satisfaction, along with a strong employee culture. With 55 skilled nursing facilities throughout Ohio, we are prepared to meet the needs of residents in Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and anywhere in-between with a wide range of services within our centers, including post-hospital stay, skilled nursing, inpatient rehabilitation, long-term care, memory care, and ventilator services.

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