Cincinnati DON Named October 2016 Long-Term Care “Hero”
The state’s largest organization representing long-term care facilities has honored a Cincinnati, Ohio Registered Nurse and Director of Nursing as its July 2016 “Hero of Long-Term Care.”
Alisha Overbeck, RN, Director of Nursing at Brookwood Retirement Community, Cincinnati, Ohio has been selected by the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) as its Hero of Long-Term Care for October 2016. OHCA honors one long-term care employee each month for their service to long-term caregivers, residents and the community.
Overbeck will be featured on the OHCA website (www.ohca.org) during the month of October, and will be recognized at the Association’s 2017 Annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio.
René Sharp, Executive Director of Brookwood Retirement Community, which is a part of Health Care Management Group, says that Overbeck is passionate about serving the facility’s residents and the community.
"Alisha started with Brookwood Retirement Community as an LPN on the floor in the Rehabilitation Unit when she was just a year out of high school, said Sharp. “She quickly became one of the top nurses with her dedication and eagerness to learn. Residents and family members request for Alisha to be their nurse on a regular basis. She is the ‘go to’ nurse on the Unit. When the need arose for a new position in the Assisted and Independent Living Department, Alisha was the first to apply.”
Overbeck moved into management and supervisory roles where her worth was quickly noticed, and during this time she studied and finished her RN program.
“When the opportunity opened for Director of Nursing in late 2015, she was awarded the position and has been very successful in transitioning to one of the most important roles within the facility,” Sharp indicated. Overbeck has been key in developing and implementing a Telehealth program, developed an Alzheimer care unit and has been instrumental in making Brookwood Retirement community a success in many different areas and roles within the organization.
“Alisha has continued to be an asset within the organization by taking on challenges, being positive and her eagerness to learn new things,” Sharp said. “Alisha has been a role-model to others within the facility by demonstrating her dedication and continuity by pushing herself and others to strive new goals and then implementing her vision. Alisha is respected by her employees and they continue to support her because Alisha continues to treat them with respect, patience and understanding. She is truly our hero of long-term care!”
Brookwood Retirement Community located in Blue Ash, offers a full continuum of care under one roof, including physical therapy rehabilitation, nursing care, long term care and senior living. The facility is located at 12100 Reed Hartman Hwy., Cincinnati, OH 45241, 513-605-2000.
The Ohio Health Care Association is a non-profit association of more than 900 skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and providers serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, representing nearly 90,000 individuals. Many OHCA members also provide a variety of home and community-based services. OHCA is the largest long-term care association in the state, and the only chartered Ohio affiliate of the American Health Care Association, representing more than 12,000 long-term care facilities nationwide.