In the spirit of the compassionate service rendered by front-line health care workers, Quincy-based Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service is granting the Compassionate Service Award to 10 dedicated health care providers who applied for the award.
Hamel-Lydon Chapel offers its Compassionate Service Awards annually and accepts applications on a rolling basis or throughout the year. Selected recipients for the award are announced in the fall of each year.
The 2021 award recipients and their respective organizations are Hui Qin Huang, of Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center in Boston; Kristen Thornton, of Atria at Marina Place in Quincy; Lilia Andronachi, of First Choice Healthcare in Brookline; Marie Merisier, of Quincy Health and Rehabilitation Center in Quincy; Marion Kettell, of VNA Care in Needham; Paule R. Joseph Richard, of Queen Anne Nursing Home in Hingham; and Assumptah Mwai, Cynthia Berry, Sandra Guillen, and Unia Nabakooza, of Care Dimensions in Danvers.
Each of the recipients received a certificate recognizing their compassionate service and were awarded $500 by Hamel-Lydon Chapel. Their respective health care organizations were also presented with a $250 check in honor of each award winner.
Commenting on this year’s awards process, Christopher P. Goulet Sr., president of Hamel-Lydon Chapel, said: “Our second annual Hamel-Lydon Compassionate Service Award process brought more than a threefold increase in well-qualified applicants, making this year’s selection process more arduous than last.
“Our heartfelt thanks to all of the applicants for their shared stories of compassion, respect, dedication, and tender care, which were exemplified in all of their shared stories. They truly represent the very best of their respective organizations and personify the spirit of compassionate service we hold dear at Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of Massachusetts.”
For more information on Hamel-Lydon Chapel’s community development programs, contact Lola Tom at 617-472-5888 or e-mail Lola@HamelLydon.com.