Doug Essix from Friendship Village Kalamazoo Earns Statewide Recognition

Lansing, MI, June 18, 2019 – LeadingAge Michigan was pleased to honor Doug Essix from Friendship Village Kalamazoo with the Shining Star Award at the 2019 Annual Awards Gala on Tuesday, May 21.

The gala took place in the Arcadia Ballroom at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo. Each award winner was nominated by their peers and selected by an esteemed group of committee members among many nominations across the state. Over 300 people gathered to celebrate the elite group of 27 award winners and recognize their collective achievements.

The Shining Star Award recognizes a gifted aging services professional who has consistently demonstrated dedication, commitment and enthusiasm in his or her profession, and has made a significant impact upon the lives of older adults. Additionally, they have demonstrated excellence in management of personnel, systems or customer service.

Doug was one of four individuals chosen across the state for this prestigious award.
An awards committee went through hundreds of pages of nominations, but felt that Doug’s stood out for his outstanding commitment to his maintenance staff, the innovative ways in which he approached team morale, and his unwavering compassion for the seniors he serves.

LeadingAge Michigan extends a heartfelt congratulations to Doug Essix and Friendship Village Kalamazoo for their continued excellence and mission-based care, as well as the quality work to better the lives of seniors in the state of Michigan! To learn more about the 2019 Awards Gala and other award honorees, visit the 2019 Awards Gala Program or view the awards video: https://youtu.be/CHHMdhHZQy0

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