North Haledon resident Marie Ten Kate, Lead Certified Nursing Assistant at Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Hospital (RRPH) at Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) in Wyckoff, was recently honored as a CHCC Legend Quarterly All Star. Staff of CHCC nominate co-workers as Legends as part of the Center’s service-excellence initiative. A Legend is someone who exemplifies the mission and vision of CHCC in an outstanding and easily recognizable manner, who contributes exemplary service for the benefit of those served at CHCC and beyond, or who demonstrates behavior above and beyond expectations. Ms. Ten Kate was nominated by Sofia Magnifico, RN, BSN, RRPH Geriatric Nurse Manager, and Marianne Guerriero, RN, BSN, NE-BC, Ramapo Ridge Nurse Executive.
“The guiding principal that we are the eyes and ears for our patients is the foundation for the extraordinary care that Ms. Ten Kate provides each and every day,” said Ms. Magnifico. “She values and respects each patient’s individual needs, and she takes the time to get to know each patient, his/her interests, hobbies, and memories. She can often be observed reminiscing and providing comfort and support to patients, as well as their families.
CHCC provides a broad continuum of high-quality, compassionate care, offering superior senior-life, short-term rehab, and mental-health services. As a non-profit organization, we deliver care to our community based upon the Christian principles on which we were founded more than a century ago.