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8:17 a.m. May 1, 2012
Knoxville nurse finalist for Caregiver of the Year award

COLUMBIA, Md. -- Kimberly Taylor, a licensed practical nurse from Knoxville, was recently named as a finalist for Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc.'s first Caregiver of the Year award.

Maxim, a provider of home healthcare, medical staffing, and wellness services throughout the U.S., selected Kim from 40,000 caregivers after having been nominated for the award by her co-workers. She was nominated for consistently demonstrating superior commitment to excellence based on four key focus areas: compliance, patient safety, quality improvement, and operational strength. She was then selected as the district winner and ultimately advanced to serve as the representative and title holder for the Caregiver of the Year for Maxim's Southeast region. Kim (formerly Kim Lovin) has worked in Maxim's Knoxville office for six years.

"Kim is a true representation of what it means to be a nurse. She exudes the character, integrity, and passion of a Maxim employee and seizes every opportunity to make a difference in the lives of her patients," said Sarah Stonier, Recruiter at the Knoxville Homecare office.

After the awards ceremony concluded, Kim stated "It means a lot to know that the company I have been with for so long chose me as a finalist! I am honored to represent the other nurses from my region."

A panel of judges from Maxim's headquarters hand-picked four finalists to represent the company's top caregivers in each region.

As a finalist, Kim received a cash prize and a trip to Maxim's headquarters for a special awards ceremony and meet-and-greet with company leadership and employees.

Published May 1, 2012

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