November 14, 2019

2018 PassportUSA Allied Employee of the Year - Jo Anne

Last year, facility supervisors submitted nominations on why their PassportUSA healthcare professional should be 2018 PassportUSA's Employee of the Month. Their nominations shared the healthcare professionals' dedication to their roles and our company.After voting from all of the 2018 PassportUSA Employees of the Month, we are hereby honored to announce that the winner of 2018's PassportUSA Allied Employee of the Year contest is Jo Anne!! Congratulations to our physical therapist, Jo Anne, as she will enjoy a spotlight on both our Facebook and website! She will also receive the winner's certificate for the year, bragging rights, and she has chosen an Apple Watch as her gift!Jo Anne began her journey with Health Carousel back in March 2018. She never gave up on herself and her faith in our company. Her genuine ability to transition smoothly, collaborate with the team, stay positive, and her continued hard work has helped her win the title as PassportUSA's 2018 Allied Employee of the Year!

"Jo Anne has transitioned to a new rural setting and supports the team with solutions and is willing to do what it takes to meet the needs of all of the families we serve regardless of location. Team members report that she is knowledgeable and shares her knowledge with families as well as team to provide a transdisciplinary service." -Alisia, Director

PassportUSA sees her ambition and so do her patients, managers and peers. She is a problem-solver, and everybody notices it regularly. She has received a lot of praise and we know that her career is only going to advance more over time. Jo Anne, it is an honor having you as a part of the PassportUSA family.We asked Jo Anne about her career growth, and this is what she had to say:What career accomplishments from the past year are you most proud of?�"My biggest accomplishment last year was my successful transition to working in the US. I am very proud of myself for conquering all the challenges of working with new colleagues, new clients, and the new environment."What skills have you gained since working with our client so far?�"I think the most valuable skill that I have gained is being able to collaborate interprofessionally with other therapists and medical providers. Constantly being able to practice collaboratively with my co-workers from different professional backgrounds has continuously improved the quality of care that I provide to my clients."What/Who motivates you to get your job done?�"I always get motivated whenever I see how the children and their families' lives change and improve because of the work that we do."What aspects about your workplace makes your job enjoyable?�"I love going to work because my colleagues are very supportive, thoughtful and enthusiastic. We constantly share treatment ideas and everybody is dependable."What advice would you suggest to other healthcare professionals to succeed in their job here in the U.S.?�"Whatever challenges you face now, you can turn every negative situation into a positive one when you try to see the good in everything."We are extremely proud of Jo Anne's accomplishments and dedication in 2018 and we look forward to her success in 2019!If you know someone who is currently working for PassportUSA, you can nominate them to be our next employee-of-the-month. We also accept self-referrals from current PassportUSA employees!

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