Barbara Buttchen, a nurse at Maxim Healthcare Services in Madison, Wisconsin, has been named National Caregiver of the Year. The prestigious award was presented to Buttchen during a ceremony in Baltimore, Maryland on September 19. Maxim Healthcare Services is a national provider of home healthcare, personal, and behavioral care.
Buttchen, who has been a nurse for over 50 years, was recognized for her impact on the home healthcare community. Colleagues describe her as selfless, caring, kind, and hardworking. Despite living with lymphoma, Buttchen maintains a positive attitude and continues to prioritize the well-being of others. In addition to her work at Maxim, she also delivers Meals on Wheels to individuals in need and provides care to a friend with Alzheimer’s.
During the ceremony, Buttchen expressed her dedication to caregiving, saying, “I wanted to be like Florence Nightingale. That’s how I want to be known and live my life. Before I lay my head down on the pillow, I want to make rounds one more time, with the lantern, to see if there’s someone that needs my care.” She referred to the honor as a reflection of her lifelong commitment to compassionate care.
Maxim Healthcare Services has been celebrating their Caregiver of the Year Award Program annually. The program recognizes nurses, home healthcare aides, and behavioral direct care workers who provide holistic care for medically fragile patients. The company has also reached a significant milestone this year, marking 35 years of providing compassionate home healthcare.
Barbara Buttchen’s recognition as National Caregiver of the Year highlights the importance of dedicated healthcare professionals who go above and beyond to serve their patients. Her story serves as an inspiration to others in the field, showcasing the impact that compassionate care can have on individuals and their families.
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