Pine Run’s Wilfredo “Willie” Macatantan volunteered to serve as a housekeeping associate in the COVID unit, took extra shifts when colleagues couldn’t work, and even did personal laundry and visited with residents when family members could not
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (June 2021): – Pine Run Retirement Community is deeply honored to announce that housekeeping associate Wilfredo “Willie” Macatantan has been named Staff Member of the Year by LeadingAge PA, a chapter of the national aging industry organization LeadingAge.
Macatantan works in the housekeeping department at the Pine Run Health Center, a 5-star rated Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Doylestown. On typical days, his job on the short-term rehabilitation floor involves cleaning, disinfecting, sterilizing carpets, emptying trash and soiled linen, and stocking supplies. But the COVID-19 pandemic transformed housekeeping jobs, making it clear to all just how essential this work is.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has presented countless obstacles, both personal and professional, to all of our staff members,” said Pine Run Executive Director Maria Santangelo. “As a community, we have weathered the pandemic by supporting and sustaining one another. We are grateful to all of our Associates who come to work every day to make sure that our residents can live their best lives in this community that they have chosen to be their home, either for a short-term stay or permanently.”
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