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News - May 22, 2024


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Goodwin House Alexandria Director of Clinical Services Cathy Farmer Named VIP Woman of Distinction by McKnight’s

Alexandria, Va.— Goodwin Living is proud to announce that Cathy Farmer, Director of Clinical Services at Goodwin House Alexandria, has been named a 2024 Veteran VIP Honoree for Women of Distinction by McKnight’s. This prestigious award recognizes women who have dedicated more than 15 years to making a significant impact in long-term care, specifically highlighting those in positions below the vice president level. McKnight’s Senior Living is a national media brand providing news, perspective and analysis for owners, operators and other leaders of senior housing and health care services.

In awarding Farmer this national honor, McKnight’s wrote “Dedication, quick thinking and a passion for helping others all are important skills for people working in senior living, and Cathy Farmer happens to be a model of all three.”

“We are thrilled to see Cathy receive this well-deserved recognition,” said Barbara D’Agostino, Executive Director of Goodwin House Alexandria. “Her leadership, compassion and commitment to excellence have profoundly impacted Goodwin House Alexandria and the entire Goodwin Living organization and most especially the lives of those we serve. Cathy brings her passion for innovation and her dedication to quality care to all that she does. She’s an invaluable member of our team.”

With a career at Goodwin Living spanning 25 years, Farmer has been in her current role at Goodwin House Alexandria since 2018. Her dedication to person-centered care and her innovative strategies have improved the quality of life for countless residents. Farmer’s contributions extend beyond her immediate role, as she actively mentors team members and fosters a culture of continuous improvement and compassion within the community.

“I am honored to receive McKnight’s Women of Distinction Veteran’s award,” said Farmer. “My career has been so fulfilling and I am grateful for the support of my colleagues and the leadership at Goodwin House Alexandria. This recognition reflects the collective effort of our team to provide outstanding care and support to residents, and to one another.”

Farmer added, “I also deeply appreciate McKnight’s for recognizing Veteran Nurses in the field of Long Term Care.”

The McKnight’s Women of Distinction program celebrates women who have made outstanding contributions to the senior living and care industry. The Veteran VIP category specifically honors women with extensive experience who have consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to their field.

For more information about the McKnight’s Senior Living Women of Distinction program and to see the full list of honorees, please visit McKnight’s Long-Term Care News.


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