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Four Seasons’ CNA Nikki Granere wins 2022 Georgia Crump Certified Nursing Assistant Award

Dec 21, 2022 02:59PM ● By WNC Business

Flat Rock, NC — Four Seasons’ recently retired Certified Nursing Assistant Jocelyn Nicole (Nikki) Granere was presented with the 2022 Georgia Crump Award which honors nursing assistants for the heroic work they do every day. The award was presented in a ceremony that also recognized Nikki for her 20 years of service to Four Seasons.

Nikki was honored with the award by Georgia Crump, herself, who presented her with a plaque.

“Nikki has been a key presence at Four Seasons Hospice for 20 Years and has worked incredibly hard and given tremendous dedication to providing the best end-of-life care and comfort to our patients and families,” says Four Seasons Team Leader Crystal Gera. “We have been blessed by her devotion and her willingness to help whenever the need arises. She is recognized for the unending love she has given to ALL of her patients. Even the most challenging situations are met with a gentle touch and can-do attitude.”

During her 20 years serving at Four Seasons, Nikki precepted many CNAs, preparing them to provide the same level of excellence in care. She obtained her Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant Certification and then provided training classes and workshops for our other CNAs with the same goal.

In addition to the award, Four Seasons recognized Nikki’s 20 years of service by installing a paver inscribed with “Nikki Granere, Thank you for 20 Years of Service” in front of the Greatrex Administrative Offices in Flat Rock. The ceremony was attended by friends, family and colleagues.

Nikki retired in November 2022 and says “I loved my ‘job’ from day one to day 7,300 and feel honored to have been a part of so many lives. I witnessed millions of beautiful moments that showed me real love and the full meaning of family. I have also witnessed and experienced more grief than I could ever imagine. But for everything, I am grateful. I grew as a person and became aware of what is most important in this life, love, giving and receiving.”

About the Georgia Crump Award

In October 2003, MemoryCare established the Georgia Crump C.N.A. Recognition Award to honor nursing assistants for the heroic work they do every day. MemoryCare is an outpatient, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to caring for older adults with memory disorders as well as providing education and support for their caregivers and the community.

This award is named in honor of Georgia Crump, LPN, GRN in recognition of her passion and dedication for improving working conditions and educational opportunities for nursing assistants. The Award consists of a monetary gift and a plaque. Due to COVID-19, the presentation and recognition of the awardee will be conducted in November at their workplace this year. Hopefully, future years will allow us to resume presenting this award in conjunction with the MAHEC WNC Nursing Assistant Conference.

About Four Seasons

Four Seasons is an award-winning, nationally recognized non-profit organization serving Western North Carolina with Palliative Care and Hospice Care. Established in 1979, Four Seasons is a locally trusted organization, and a leader in high-quality person-centered care, proven by our consistent rank in the top 10 percent of service providers for family satisfaction. In addition to Palliative Care and Hospice Care, Four Seasons also offers Care Navigation, Home Care, and Grief Services. For more information, visit us at or call 866-466-9734.