October 14th, 2004

Two Great River Klein Center employees recently were recognized as leaders in their areas of expertise in the long-term-care profession by the Iowa Health Care Association and Iowa Center for Assisted Living.

Sue Roberts, social services coordinator, received the 2004 Excellence in Long-term-care Award for Social Services, and Molly Dockendorff, receptionist, received the 2004 Excellence in Long-term-care Award for Administrative Services at the associations’ annual convention in Des Moines. Roberts has worked at the Klein Center for 12 years; Dockendorff, eight years.

The Klein Center is a 125-bed nursing home located at 2910 Madison Ave., Burlington. In 2003, it was named one of the America’s Top Nursing homes by Consumers’ Research Council of America, the nation’s leading consumer group that evaluates professional services throughout the country.

The Iowa Health Care Association is a nonprofit association whose nearly 500 members provide services to Iowa's frail and elderly served through nursing facilities, senior living, assisted living, and residential-care facilities. The Iowa Center for Assisted Living is the assisted-living branch of the Iowa Health Care Association