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LeadingAge Indiana Award Winner Alma Ahmetovic

By May 15, 2016July 19th, 2016No Comments

2016 Award Nomination


Award Category: Outstanding Leadership- Management or The Linda Wooley Excellence in Nursing Leadership
Nominee Information: Alma Ahmetovic Title: Vice President of Healthcare Services

“This individual is one of the most sincere, charged and dedicated employees that has graced our campus”, stated the CEO/President. “On a constant stride of internal self-improvement and professional growth, this person has migrated through all the ranks of the nursing department until finally resting in in the position of Vice President of Healthcare Services.”

Beginning with a career as a certified nursing assistant in 1997, this individual has held a multitude of positions for the past 18 years at this community. Through education and determination positions of CNA, qualified medication assistant, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, director of nursing, and more recently Director of Healthcare Services are all positions that have been held by this person. Having a desire for education this individual graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing degree, all while holding down the full-time work at Swiss Village and assisting her husband by managing the office of his own businesses.

Success has always been a goal for this Bosnian-born individual who earned an outstanding student award for earning a 4.0 GPA for a computer programmer diploma from a technical school in Vlasencia, Bosnia. Folks who work along-side her look up to her for a variety of reasons, not the least of which isevidenced by the fact that this individual played professional basketball for a Bosnian basketball team, earning a gold medal in a basketball championship in 1989.

“As a member of the leadership team, this individual has been very dedicated to the residents with every action taken to provide excellent care,” stated VP of Human Resource Management. “When issues occur or family members have questions or concerns this person is prompt in responding. Communication is open between healthcare and residents/families. Consistently this individual goes beyond the call of duty for the residents, their families, and employees. The nurses and CNAs are especially grateful for the assistance in care issues and communication is fair and direct.”

“Personally, I have looked up to and admired this individual since we were both staff nurses on the floor,” stated a peer. “This person is incredibly smart and is constantly working and absorbing new information. I have known this individual to have the ability to remain calm when things get rocky, yet isn’t afraid to stand up for something they truly believes in. This individual will put everything that they have into a project to meet a goal and truly puts their heart into everything to go the extra mile for staff, the residents, and families.”

“I could not ask for a better mentor,” stated another peer. “I have truly enjoyed working alongside this individual who is innovative, driven, and vastly knowledgeable. This person is dedicated to the residents and staff, and always remains committed to providing the highest quality of services and facilities to meet the needs of both current and future residents and families.”

“Personal experiences in life coupled with the willingness to learn and excel at many positions has helped shape this person into a complete manager,” stated VP of Operations. “Intelligence and integrity coupled with a fervent drive to learn, improve and desire to assist others to be their best, are just a few things that make this person invaluable to our community. Most impressive is the compassionate manner in which all of these things are delivered. When consideration of whom might be appropriate for special recognition, this person is an obvious choice in our community, but the first to dismiss it. This person is selfless, humble and a true joy to call a friend and colleague.”

“We are fortunate to have this individual call this organization her choice spot for a career,” stated the CEO/President. “This individual innately goes above and beyond the call of duty out of dedication for the residents, so much so I question whether this person ever has time to sleep!”