Rob Kattenhorn, was Lawlor’s first recipient of the Mission & Values Award. This recognition is given to an RSW that demonstrates the attributes reflected in Lawlor’s mission & values during the course of their employment. Lawlor’s values are to treat everyone with dignity and respect and provide the same service and commitment as you would want for yourself.
As many of you know, Rob, who joined Lawlor Therapy Support Services in 2004, sadly passed away this year. He was the first recipient of this award in 2008. Rob possessed the skills and knowledge which take many of us years to acquire. He was an excellent therapist who was dedicated to the quality of his work. Rob’s number one priority was helping his clients improve their independence and ability to return to normalcy. He left a remarkable impact his clients, management, co-workers, and rehabilitation teams. We are renaming this award to honour Rob. We know he would be proud to have his spirit live on in this annual award where he will continue to inspire others to make a similar impact in their client’s lives.
Lawlor is lucky to have so many dedicated staff that it would have been difficult for our management to choose someone. We are asking managers, rehabilitation team members and clients to nominate an RSW based on the following:
- Dedication to rehabilitation
- Commitment to client-focused care
- Continuous pursuit of high standards
- The promotion of ethical principles and conduct
- Focus on continuing education
- Going above and beyond expectations
Managers and staff will be nominating a staff to receive this award yearly. If you know a staff that you feel should receive this recognition please email Angie before November 1. Outlining why the staff should be recognized.
The award will be presented at the Lawlor Holiday Party on December 3, 2016. The recipient will receive a plaque commemorating the achievement and $500.