The Inn at Olentangy Trail, an assisted living community in Delaware, announced Michelle VonKanael as its Honoring Excellence winner.

This award is given annually to outstanding employees that demonstrate vision, innovation, leadership and compassion in their role, by the Ohio Assisted Living Association (OALA), representing over 466 licensed Assisted Living Communities, a news release states.

VonKanael won the award as Outstanding Director of Nursing (RN). She has represented the values the Ohio Assisted Living Association looks for in Honoring Excellence nominees.

“She is a professional with strong assessment skills, excellent training ability, and an impressive knowledge base. But her success comes from her heart; her compassion and respect for residents and families and her relationship with her staff, successfully balancing the roles of boss, mentor and friend.”

Winners of the award are nominated by their community and selected by a committee of the Ohio Assisted Living Association Board of Trustees.

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