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Genesis HealthCare Honors Christi Battistini as Compassionate Caregiver of the Year in its New Jersey Market

Genesis HealthCare Honors Christi Battistini as Compassionate Caregiver of the Year in its New Jersey Market

Annual recognition program is modeled after the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care’s national award for healthcare professionals.

Millville, NJ - October, 18, 2022 - Genesis HealthCare, a national post-acute care provider, today announced that Christi Battistini, a Licensed Occupational Therapist at Millville Center in Millville, NJ, has been selected as the Compassionate Caregiver of the Year (CCOY) in its New Jersey market. Christi has been with the organization since 2008.

Modeled after the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care's national program, Genesis HealthCare sponsors an annual recognition program that provides a meaningful way for Genesis-affiliated centers to recognize and celebrate staff members who go above and beyond the standard of compassionate care. Staff, residents, and residents’ families are all invited to nominate a member of the team who demonstrates compassion in an exceptional way.

According to her nomination, Christi checks on residents every day, even if they are not on her assignment. She takes residents for walks and sometimes she picks up lunch or purchases items for residents that have no family to assist them. Residents call Christi their special friend. Christi even taught one resident how to use her iPad and how to use FaceTime on her phone. Some residents have problems writing cards and letters, so Christi helps write out their letters, cards and mails them for them.

“Christi brings her visionary approach to work, always seeking ways to improve lives and lift spirits. She’s a problem solver with a compassionate, caring attitude. Millville Center is lucky to know Christi and is grateful to have her as part of the team,” states William Timm, Market President for the New Jersey market.  

Christi was selected as the market-level CCOY from among all staff in 11 Genesis-affiliated centers in New Jersey. She is now eligible for Genesis’ company-wide Compassionate Caregiver of the Year award, which will be selected from among its other market-level recipients later this month. Genesis will formally nominate its company-wide national CCOY recipient to the Schwartz Center to be considered for that organization’s 2023 National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year award.

About Millville Center

Millville Center provides ShortStay Rehabilitation, LongTerm Care and is well known for its Orthopedic Unit, focused on patients who have had recent surgery and require an intensive rehabilitation program. Millville Center’s primary goal is to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary and individualized care approach to each patient, promoting their return home.To learn more, visit

About Genesis HealthCare

Genesis HealthCare is a holding company with subsidiaries that, on a combined basis, provide services to skilled nursing facilities and assisted/senior living communities. The Company also specializes in contract rehabilitation therapy, respiratory therapy, physician services, staffing services and accountable care. References made in this release to "Genesis," "the Company," "we," "us" and "our" refer to Genesis Healthcare, Inc. and each of its wholly-owned companies. Visit our website at

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