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Spotlight on Staff: Rosie Goines Wins Beyond Caregiving Award

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Each year, the Wisconsin Representatives of Activity Professionals (WRAP) holds an awards banquet recognizing extraordinary individuals who exemplify leadership and the exceptional achievements of activity professionals, as well as other healthcare professionals working in senior communities. The Beyond Caregiving Award is presented to a caregiver in a facility who goes above and beyond caring for the whole person, recognizing the importance of meaningful activities and quality of life, and must be nominated by a facility that employs at least one WRAP member.

The Jewish Home Director of Activities, Kimberly Rosenau, serves as a board member for WRAP, and when it came time for nominations, one person stood out to her above the rest — Rosie Goines. Rosie is the Jewish Home Clinical Staffing Coordinator, but Rosie wears many hats at Ovation Communities.

“Rosie immediately came to mind, and after speaking with our Director of Nursing, Laura Bauer, we decided that Rosie exemplified the spirit of the Beyond Caregiving Award,” said Rosenau. “Rosie is someone who always goes above and beyond her job description, providing personalized care to our residents, and always leads by example.”

This past September, Rosie, accompanied by her son Anthony and colleagues, Katie Quintanilla, Jewish Home Administrator, Laura Bauer, Jewish Home Director of Nursing, Kelly Wegmuller, Jewish Home Director of Education, and Mike Silverman, President of Ovation Communities, attended the banquet in the hopes of seeing Rosie win this well-deserved award. They knew Rosie to be a winner in their minds, but would the WRAP nominating committee see it that way? Turns out they did. Rosie was one of the first winners of the evening. As Rosie traversed the stage to accept her award, no one beamed with more pride than Rosie’s son, Anthony.

Rosie gave an amazing acceptance speech, eliciting boisterous cheers from the crowd. In her speech, Rosie expressed that providing care and comfort to the residents she serves, as well as working alongside her dedicated colleagues, provides her with a sense of personal purpose and meaning that drives her to strive for excellence each day, because she believes, our residents deserve nothing but the very best.

“Rosie is someone who always goes above and beyond her job description, providing personalized care to our residents, and always leads by example.”

Kimberly Rosenau, Director of Activities


WRAP is a non-profit organization of Activity Professionals established in 1977 to:

WRAP serves Activity Professionals across Wisconsin in many types of facilities and communities, encouraging the professional growth of ideas, involvement and networking.

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