At Marquis and Consonus, we are all Champions helping people live the best rest of their lives, but sometimes one of us takes action in a way that’s legendary. A Legend is someone who goes above and beyond, making a defining act in a defining moment outside of their normal responsibilities and/or workday. Recently several staff members have been honored as Legends, this month we are featuring two Legend stories, one from Marquis and the second from Consonus Rehab. You can watch for all of their legendary stories to be highlighted on our Instagram channel @championsofmarquisandconsonus.
Meet Tracy Berg, Social Services Director at Marquis Hope Village. Tracy uses her boundless energy to serve her residents and truly give them a reason to smile. Whether on the clock or not, she’s constantly working to make her residents’ lives better. Earlier this year while the facility was in the midst of a widespread Covid-19 outbreak, Tracy’s compassion and dedication to her residents were once again on display. Because she had tested positive for the virus, Tracy volunteered to visit residents who had also tested positive, including some who were at end-of-life. Outside visitors were not allowed, and she didn’t want them to be alone during their final hours. Despite suffering physically and emotionally herself, Tracy ensured that her residents were not alone in those last moments. She held their hands and stayed in close contact with their families who couldn’t be there… Tracy’s actions were indeed Legendary.
The challenges that COVID-19 presented in 2020 added difficulties and complications to the lives of all seniors and staff living and working in senior care. This is part of the reason Jenny Moreland, the Consonus Rehab Director at Marquis Oregon City, is outstanding as a Legend. Just before the beginning of the pandemic, she was diagnosed with cancer. While undergoing chemotherapy treatments, Jenny continued to carry a full caseload, never missing a day of work despite her personal health challenges. She navigated Rehab staff furloughs, and in March received word that her cancer was in remission. In September, when Marquis Oregon City was placed on standby for a wildfire evacuation, she volunteered to be part of the team that prepared for evacuation protocols. “Jenny prides herself in taking care of those around her, and in doing so, she asks for little,” said Consonus Area Director John Pauley. “She provides perspective about the meaning of life and is an inspiration when times are hard.”
She provides perspective about the meaning of life and is an inspiration when times are hard.
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