SUNRISE, Fla., May 8, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Interim HealthCare, the nation's leading home care, hospice and healthcare staffing franchise, announced today that Susan Freilino, RN of Interim HealthCare Bakersfield, California as the 2012 Interim HealthCare Nurse of The Year. In celebration of National Nurses Week, which begins May 6th and ends on May 12th, Interim HealthCare is saluting all nurses and healthcare workers who provide care to their patients at over 300 franchise offices across the country.
"Susan is an inspiration to all nurses as she demonstrates the qualities of excellence and care to her patients," said Kathleen Gilmartin, RN, president and CEO of Interim HealthCare, Inc. "In honor of National Nurses Week we recognize all of our dedicated nurses, especially Susan as they continue to provide exemplary service to their patients."
This is the 12th year that Interim HealthCare has run this contest. To be considered as a nominee for Nurse of the Year, applicants must be an employee of Interim HealthCare for more than one year, provide exemplary nursing service to their patients and demonstrate qualities of excellence and caring. The winner will receive a check in the amount of $500 and an award certificate and National recognition.
Freilino joined Interim HealthCare of Bakersfield, CA in February of 2008 and has more than 30 years of experience working in the nursing field. Her dedication and experience has enabled her to adjust to the changes in the delivery of healthcare while maintaining the highest standards and she has become a role model for integrity. Freilino has also been recognized as a compassionate nurse who has received praise from her patients and works tirelessly to improve patient care.
"Patients continue to recognize Susan for all her dedication and compassion," said her supervisor Darlyn Baker, Registered Nurse and owner of the Interim HealthCare Bakersfield franchise. "She continues to impress us with her understanding, energy and desire to help her clients. Additionally, she has been instrumental in continuing to grow our clinical division and is highly respected for patient advocacy."
Interim HealthCare was the first health care franchise company to offer all levels and types of the continuum of care including nursing, Medicare and Medicaid therapy, personal care and support, hospice and healthcare staffing. Interim HealthCare has helped franchisees grow their business providing a variety of services in their local markets. The Interim system has a 46-year history within the healthcare industry, and franchisees have an average tenure of 18 years.
Franchise opportunities are available throughout the country. Qualified candidates should possess a minimum net worth of $400,000, and a minimum liquidity of $50,000. Franchisees can expect their initial investment to range from approximately $115,500 to $188,500 including the franchise fee. Financing is available for qualified buyers. Additional franchise information is available at www.interimfranchising.com.
Founded in 1966, Interim HealthCare® is the nation's first and finest healthcare franchise organization. Through a comprehensive network of more than 300 independently owned franchise offices, Interim HealthCare franchisees are the leading combined provider of community-based home care, hospice and health care staffing services. Interim HealthCare is unique in combining the commitment of local ownership with the support of a national organization that develops innovative programs and quality standards that improve the delivery of service through franchisees that employ more than 40,000 health care workers who serve 50,000 people annually. For more information or to locate an Interim HealthCare office, visit www.interimhealthcare.com.
SOURCE Interim HealthCare