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Leominster_Montachusett Home Care’s winner of the Eleanor Gilmartin Award for Professional Excellence was awarded to Danielle Darneille, RN, of Fitchburg at the agency’s 45th Annual Meeting held earlier this month.

To honor Eleanor Gilmartin, MHCC’s founding Executive Director, the agency’s Board of Directors established the “Eleanor Gilmartin Award for Professional Excellence.” Criteria for selection for the award includes exemplifying positive leadership, using discretion yet displaying kindness, exercising good judgment, being highly industrious and displaying initiative. In addition, the individual is expected to be supportive of the agency’s goals, and be loyal and mindful of its overall mission.

“Although Danielle can present with a calmness and gentle demeanor within the office, her advocacy for consumers for over 26 years at MHCC could be described as fierce. Danielle’s daily work reflects our mission statement and demonstrates that she places consumers and the success of the agency at the forefront of her priorities” said Christine Johnson, Director State Home Care Programs

Montachusett Home Care provides comprehensive information and quality services so that older people, individuals with disabilities and their families are empowered to make personalized choices to ensure a life of dignity, safety and respect.