Shining Star Winner Announced

Beata Brovich at Claremont Center in Point Pleasant, NJ, has been named the 2016 Exceptional Living Centers’ Shining Star of the Year.

With more than 2000 Exceptional Living Centers employees, Brovich won out because of her exceptional service and care for residents.

Executive Director Susan Wood nominated Beata and wrote, “Beata is the true definition of a team player. She is always happy to help whenever she is needed. When assisting the residents, as well as the recreation and dietary department, Beata focuses on helping with an individual's daily living needs and does so with a smile on her face.”

Brovich began her career at Claremont Center in 2001 as a certified nursing assistant. She was later promoted into the restorative program and is now a restorative aide. In this capacity, she plays a vital role in the success of the Claremont Center restorative dining program. "When a resident has cognitive issues and needs a little assistance, Beata is sure to give dignity and respect that the person deserves while providing the encouragement they need to be successful. It's in her nature to care for others including volunteering at the center in her off hours," continued Wood.

The Shining Star Program is designed to recognize individuals who go above and beyond the ordinary call of duty. Executive directors nominate one Shining Star recipient from the facility they lead to receive the facility Shining Star of the Year Award, and that employee is then nominated for the Exceptional Living Centers' Shining Star of the Year given out by the home office in Lexington, Kentucky. The award is given to the most worthy nominee from all of the centers managed by Exceptional Living Centers.