Pictured are: (L-R) Sr. Vicenta Miranda, Ann O’Sullivan, Administration; Mary Quinn, Night Nurse Supervisor; Patrick Donnellan, Health & Wellness Centre; Michelle Moran, Finance Manager; Valerie Vaughan, CEO; Irute Vilkiene, Housekeeping; Sr. Brenda Williams, Rita Znuite, Night Health Care Assistant and Sr. Maureen Costello.

Carrigoran House recently received the 2018 Clare Business Excellence (CBE) Award for Clare Professional Services on November 15th at a Gala Awards Dinner at Treacy’s West County Hotel, in Ennis, Ireland. Valerie Vaughan, CEO of Carrigoran House, received the Professional Services Award award at the CBE Awards Gala.

The hard-fought CBE awards are the premier benchmark for excellence and outstanding achievement, among businesses operating across all sectors in County Clare. The categories are designed to showcase core business areas for the county including retail, hospitality, tourism, and industry. It is a great way to benchmark your business, to build awareness, to open doors, and to attract and retain the best employees.

Organized by the Ennis Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the County Clare Council, entries to this year’s Clare Business Excellence Awards were up by over 20 percent compared to last year. The finalists are selected from businesses across County Clare, featuring businesses from Quin, Kilkishen, Carron, Corofin, Clarecastle, Ballyvaughan, Lissycasey, Kirush, Doonbeg, Spanish Point, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Shannon and Ennis. 

Carrigoran House provides comprehensive care to the elderly with senior services including independent living, assisted living, convalescence, respite care, long term and dementia / Alzheimer’s care and day care. Congratulations to all of Carrigoran House on this achievement.

Carrigoran House Catering Manager, Grey Makoni, recently won the Nursing Home Excellence in Dining and Nutrition Award at the awards ceremony on November 15, in Dublin, Ireland. This award is open to individuals employed in an NHI registered nursing home. This award is established to ensure that residents’ nutritional needs are met in a personal way from their admission to a nursing home to their end of life. Nutrition is considered a key determinant of a high standard of care and can be a complex part of the resident’s life. In recognition of the already high caliber/standards in the area of nutrition, it was evidenced at Carrigoran House that all residents have their nutritional needs assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated on an ongoing basis and that practices are regularly monitored to ensure residents have a choice and enjoy their food.

Born in Zimbabwe, Grey joined Carrigoran House in 2000 and was promoted to Catering Manager in 2010. He has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing dietary and nutritional services to all the residents and staff. Grey holds a Diploma in Professional Cookery from Limerick Institute of Technology, and Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts from Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and has worked in some of the top restaurants in County Clare, Ireland. Grey is continually updating his menu and preparing and serving high standard meals with great emphasis placed on individual choice, variety, and seasonality. Congratulations to Grey and his staff.

Pictured are: (L-R) Mary Russell, Volunteer/Former Catering Manager; Geraldine Doona, Nursing Director; Marty Whelan, host of ceremony; Maura McCormac, Dining Room Supervisor; Sr. Gerard Earls, Resident Advocate; Grey Makoni, Award Winner – Catering Manager.

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