Supernova Winner 2020

Deborah Thomas

– The Stratford Supernova Winner 2020 –

The Supernova is the highest individual honor that our company gives and each year, one individual on the leadership team at The Stratford is voted as the community’s Supernova. The winner of this award is voted on by their colleagues and the honor is bestowed upon them at the company’s yearly Annual Meeting.

The criteria for voting are based on upholding our company’s mission to be caring professionals dedicated to quality services. Additionally, this individual will consistently deliver excellent customer service (to Members and colleagues), lead positively with integrity, take accountability, put the team before themselves and will embody the company’s vision to create communities where people live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

This year, we are proud to congratulate our Director of Nursing, Deborah Thomas as the recipient of the 2020 The Stratford Supernova Award. This honor was bestowed during The Stratford’s Supernova Celebration on Friday August 14th at Prime 47 Carmel in Carmel, Indiana.

Deborah is an integral part of The Stratford, overseeing the Nursing Department. She’s worked in nursing for the majority of her career as a surgical nurse, emergency nurse and now with our Members in long term care. 2020 has been a challenging year for retirement communities, but she has exhibited grace, poise and compassionate care during this time. “When The Stratford closed to visitors and families, I made sure that our family members knew how to connect with me. I corresponded with each one, giving them updates and staying connected with them”. Ensuring that our Members received safe care and families were put at ease was a true moment of strength during COVID-19 for Deborah.

Positions that are eligible to vote and win the Supernova Award include: HR Director, Business Manager, Assistant Business Manager, Care Services Administrator, Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Resident Care Director, Lifestyle Advisor, Lifestyle Advisor – Care Services, Move-In Coordinator, Social Director, Activity Director, Wellness Director, Director of Facility Services, Director of Dining Services, Executive Chef, Client Services Manager (Live Long Well Care).