Rene Mount, director of nursing at Elderwood at Cheektowaga, has been honored as the 2019 Registered Nurse of the Year by the New York State Health Facilities Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living.
“Rene’s compassion and love for her profession, combined with her insatiable thirst for advanced knowledge in every sector of nursing related to long-term care, makes her one of the top in her field,” said Lawrence Piselli, the Cheektowaga nursing home's administrator. “We are proud that she has been honored with this prestigious award."
Mount, who began her career as a certified nurse’s aide, is certified in wound care, end-of-life nursing and as an advanced care planning facilitator. She is also a recipient of the Foundation for Quality Care’s Durante Stafford Nurse Scholarship and the Western New York Director of Nursing Scholarship, and has been published in the Journal of Nephrology 2009.