Published on November 11, 2020

2020 Employee of the Year

Congratulations Jennifer Kirkup on being named Alive’s Employee of the Year! Jennifer is a dedicated Registered Nurse for Alive’s Maple Team, and has been with Alive for close to 9 years. Jennifer is known for her compassion, care, and leadership everywhere she goes.

"My first clinical patient was a hospice patient, and I knew, then, my calling. It’s a blessing when a career and a passion meet, and I’m blessed to be proof of that."

During the COVID-19 crisis, the quality of Jennifer's care has never faltered as she continues to advocate for each patient, family member, and coworker. At the onset of the pandemic, Jennifer sourced personal protective equipment (PPE) and created innovative ways to preserve materials when equipment was scarce. She has gone above and beyond to ensure that every patient receives the highest quality care and that her team is fully supported. Colleagues find her to be a calm pillar of strength, always willing to help those around her. Thank you for all you do, Jennifer!

Here's what her colleagues say about her:

“Jennifer works very hard to make sure our facility patients get the utmost quality of care especially during the pandemic.”

“Jennifer is so thorough. She knows her patients in and out and always has them well tucked in. She has developed incredible relationships with all of her facilities (to the point where they don't want anyone else coming but her!).”

“Jennifer has been a pillar of strength during this pandemic... She has been a leader for her colleagues and a calm voice when people are scared.”

“She is loving, kind, tough, considerate, and she is a very good nurse.”

“She is levelheaded, friendly, approachable, compassionate, and reliable. Jennifer is a hard-working nurse. I never have to question the quality of care she gives each patient.”

“Jennifer is very thorough, understanding, and knowledgeable. She has a good rapport with the families as well as with the patients...She goes into each facility without hesitation and is there for her patients.”

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