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Last updated: Tue. Jan. 28, 2014 - 01:26 pm EDT

Churubusco man named company's regional Caregiver of the Year

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Editor's note: Tim Liggett of Churubusco was not named Maxim Healthcare Services' National Caregiver of the Year at an award ceremony Jan. 23, but the company sent the video below about Tim and his work.

Maxim Healthcare Services has named employee Tim Liggett of Churubusco as a Caregiver of the Year Regional Award winner for the company's Fort Wayne office.

A licensed practical nurse, Liggett was nominated by his office leaders for consistently demonstrating superior commitment to excellence based on his ability to fulfill four key focus areas — compliance, patient safety, quality improvement and operational strength, a company news release said.

Maxim Healthcare Services provides home healthcare, medical staffing and wellness services across the United States.

Liggett was among the employees picked by a panel of judges at Maxim's headquarters in Maryland as one of the company's top caregivers in each region.

He and other regional winners now are in the running for a chance to win the company's National Caregiver of the Year honor.

Liggett provides in-home care, and he demonstrates his dedication to his patients both on and off the job, the news release said. When one of Liggett's pediatric patients was too weak to walk, he coached and helped the child to finish a fitness marathon on his own two feet.

“It's not just a job for Tim. He truly cares,” Mindy Hegbli, the administrative officer for the Fort Wayne office, said in the news release. “From helping a pediatric patient finish a fitness marathon to growing his beard and playing Santa for local charities, he is truly an asset to his clients, Maxim and the community.”

Liggett, along with the other regional winners, is invited to a special award ceremony hosted by company leadership and employees Thursday, where Maxim's national Caregiver of the Year will be announced.

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