The Merrill Gardens company is honoring local Kirkland team member Mia Damayanti with the prestigious Bagley Wright Award. Named for the company’s late Chairman Emeritus, Northwest businessman and philanthropist Bagley Wright, the award is given annually to one team member who best exemplifies the Merrill Gardens philosophy of quality care and service. Merrill Gardens, one of the nation’s leading providers of retirement and assisted living services, currently employs over 2,500 team members working at 56 locations in nine states.
Mia Damayanti has been part of the Merrill Gardens at Kirkland team for three years, having joined the team just after the community’s grand opening in 2009. As Senior Caregiver, Ms. Damayanti plays a vital role in the community’s Assisted Living department, both as a direct caregiver, and as a trainer and team mentor. Ms. Damayanti receives frequent praise from residents and their families for her professionalism and caring spirit. “Her selfless passion for service and caring for others is inspirational,” says Barbara Nopen, Regional Vice President of Operations.
Along with well-deserved recognition, the Bagley Wright Award comes with a cash bonus. When asked what she plans to do with the extra money, Ms. Damayanti said she plans to donate a portion of the award to an orphanage in her native Indonesia.