|Randy Brooks Miller, RN-BC to Receive CONTACT Award|
|Tuesday, May 01, 2012|
Kennedy’s Randy Brooks Miller, RN-BC, will receive the Margaret Tague Community Service Award from CONTACT Community Helplines on May 6th in recognition of her extraordinary and long-term dedication to the principles of service and friendship within the community. Randy, the third recipient of the award, was chosen by the Board of Trustees of CONTACT Community Helplines for the award.
Randy was selected for her work as Nurse Manager of Kennedy’s Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Unit (CAPU). She is being recognized for her long-term support of CONTACT's mission and services, particularly in the area of mental health and suicide prevention. Randy has generously helped with training CONTACT volunteers, and provided advice and counsel when asked on sensitive issues. Along with assisting CONTACT, Randy has been active in local schools and the community at-large advocating for suicide awareness, and prevention . CONTACT and other organizations have benefited from her expertise and generosity, as well as by her professional colleagues within the health services community in South Jersey. CONTACT honors Randy’s unwavering dedication to mental health, and her willingness to share her heart and expertise. Randy, a 15-year associate of Kennedy, recently began a new role within the healthcare organization as a Patient Navigator for its Bariatric Surgery Program. In this role, she assists patients in the process of preparing for weight-loss surgery, as well as providing post-surgical support and resources. The mother of one and stepmother of two grown children, Randy lives in Cherry Hill with her husband, Alan.
The Margaret Tauge Community Service Award will be presented to Randy Brooks Miller at CONTACT's annual fund raising event on May 6, 2012, at the Lakeside Manor in Gibbsboro, NJ from 4 PM to 7 PM. This year's theme is "Martinis, Meatballs and More". Tickets are $55 per person or $500 for a table of ten. Call 856-795-5073 for more information. CONTACT Community Helplines' primary mission is to listen to people confronting crisis or in need and, where appropriate, refer them to other agencies and organizations whose services they may require or benefit from. In addition to Helplines, a Telephone Reassurance Program is provided for Senior Citizens in Camden and Gloucester Counties.