The Admiral’s Director of Nursing Honored for Leadership

Aug. 30, 2018LeadingAge has selected Angela Jalloh, The Admiral at the Lake’s Director of Nursing, as the 2018 recipient of its prestigious Joan Anne McHugh Award for Leadership in Long-Term Services and Support (LTSS).

Angela will receive the award at LeadingAge’s annual national meeting and conference in Philadelphia the last week in October. In addition to the award, she will receive a $1,000 prize to be used for professional development at The Admiral.

“From the day Angela joined this community in March of 2017, her character, integrity, humor, grit and leadership have shined, and we are fortunate to have her as a member of this team,” Executive Director Nadia Geigler noted in a letter announcing the award Aug. 28 to Admiral residents, staff and board members.

The McHugh Leadership Award “recognizes a Director of Nursing or Assistant Director of Nursing who creates a supportive and engaged workplace environment by displaying excellent leadership skills while managing nursing and front-line staff.”

Angela has worked in many capacities in long-term care. While a certified nursing assistant (CNA), she began her nursing education, eventually becoming licensed as a practical nurse (LPN) and a registered nurse (RN) and then earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Before coming to The Admiral at the Lake, Angela served in another long-term care community for three years as Assistant Director of Nursing. She also worked as a college nursing instructor for two years.

“My motivation is to shift the way nursing interacts with residents and to incorporate each resident’s preference, perspective, background and opinions into daily care,” Angela says.

LeadingAge posted a news story about Angela’s selection as the McHugh Leadership Award winner on its website Aug. 23. View the LeadingAge article about Angela Jalloh.