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Great Lakes Caring awards 2012 MEPAP Scholarship

Great Lakes Caring is pleased to announce that Activity Director Matt Biezunski at The Laurels of Hudsonville in Hudsonville, MI, is the 2012 MEPAP (Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals) Second Edition Course Scholarship recipient.

“Matt was selected as the 2012 MEPAP Scholarship recipient because of his diverse background, as well as the life examples and experiences shared in his letter of recommendation that illustrated his commitment, dedication, professionalism and the exceptional quality care he provides for his residents,” said Great Lakes Caring Hospice Chief Hospice Officer Laura Wagner.

“It was clear that Mr. Biezunski is a natural leader, who takes pride in the care he provides, and who holds himself to the highest of standards with residents, family members and his co-workers. He makes quality resident care a priority – not for self-gratification, but because he is passionate about it,” said Wagner.

Biezunski was among a group of activity professionals nominated for this scholarship, valued at $1,750. The scholarship pays for the entire registration fee for the MEPAP Second Edition Course. Classes begin on Feb. 9, 2012 at Great Lakes Caring’s office in Bingham Farms, MI.

The 2012 MEPAP Second Edition Course is designed for activity professionals in order to: prepare them for the integral role of promoting quality of life for short- and long-term care residents; teach the skills necessary for developing a program of activities to meet the interests of each residents; and enhance management and leadership skills necessary to become an effective activity professional.

For more information about Great Lakes Caring and the 2012 MEPAP Second Edition Course, call the Great Lakes Caring Education Department at (800) 311-5365.

Great Lakes Caring is one of the Midwest’s premier providers of a continuum of care, consisting of home health, palliative care, and hospice care, as well as home medical equipment. Our care services are delivered with an unparalleled level of quality by our exceptionally dedicated team of health care professionals to more than 6,000 patients across Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Our intimate approach to caring for our patients, along with our relentless pursuit of advanced health care technologies and innovative care services, drives more than 500 facilities and 2,000 loyal physicians to entrust their patients’ care to Great Lakes Caring.