McCrite Plaza Staff Earn Top Honors at KHCA Conference

McCrite Plaza Topeka employees Melanie Butler, Administrator, and Hasani “Shawn” Britt, Environmental Services, took home top honors at the 2016 Kansas Health Care Association and Kansas Center for Assisted Living 66th Annual Convention in Wichita on October 27, 2016.

Commitment, compassion, enthusiasm and positivity are all traits that Ms. Butler exhibits on a daily basis according to her nomination that helped secure her an Honorable Mention in the Administrator of the Year category at the KHCA/KCAL conference.  This award followed on the heels of her Administrator of the Year award from the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals. As Administrator for McCrite Plaza Topeka she oversees the Community’s full continuum of care divisions including its skilled nursing and sub-acute units. Melanie’s passion and dedication for the care of seniors is passed on to her staff who witness her lead by example and strive to provide the same level of service.  Her initiatives for staff training and development have been instrumental in McCrite Plaza consistently securing a Five Star rating from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare.

As a 13-year veteran of McCrite Plaza, Shawn Britt has a vast number of talents that are utilized every day and all with a smile on his face and a positive attitude. These traits, along with others, pushed him way above the competition and secured him an Environmental Service Worker of the Year award at the KHCA/KCAL 2016 Conference. Not only is Shawn committed to keeping the Health Center in top shape but his exceptional interpersonal skills make him a favorite of residents and family members. A multiple month “Employee of the Month” award winner, Shawn is a well-rounded employee who has assisted with the development of new training programs in addition to his work in Environmental Services.

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Melanie Butler, Administrator, McCrite Plaza Topeka
Honorable Mention, Administrator of the Year, KHCA/KCAL 2016
Administrator of the Year 2016, Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals




Hasani “Shawn” Britt, Environmental Services, McCrite Plaza Topeka
Receiving Environmental Service Worker of the Year 2016 award KHCA/KCAL from Lee Eaton, Chairman of the Board