Kathy Dittrick: A Half-Century of Dedicated and Compassionate ServiceJune 8, 2023
Kathy Dittrick’s 50th anniversary as a nurse is a testament to her unwavering dedication and commitment to improving the lives of others.
The Oaks at Denville residents, coworkers, friends, and family gathered to celebrate Kathy’s 50th anniversary as a nurse. Plenty of singing, laughing, reminiscing, and joyful tears were on display during this milestone celebration.
Guests enjoyed a concert from the Morris Music Men, an award-winning a cappella choral group. The Morris Music Men choral group, of which Kathy’s husband is a member, gave a concert dedicated to her 50-year nursing milestone. Springpoint President and CEO Anthony Argondizza, Springpoint Vice President of Health Services Odessa Sadsad, and The Oaks at Denville Executive Director Ann Ricci Kenah were each on hand to celebrate Kathy’s accomplishment.
After graduating from Rutgers College of Nursing, Kathy began her nursing career at United Hospitals in Newark. She served as a staff nurse for the surgical department, an oncology unit head nurse, and the in-service and CPR instructor. She worked at United Hospitals for 11 years before stepping away from the workforce to start her family.
Kathy returned to her nursing career in 1989, working at Saint Clare’s Hospital. In 1996 she joined The Oaks at Denville and became one of the original members of the Resident Health nursing team. In 2008, she continued her nursing education by becoming Board Certified in Gerontology, and in 2018 she obtained a Master of Healthcare Administration from Saint Elizabeth University.
Kathy currently serves as the Director of Resident Health at The Oaks at Denville. She leads The Oaks at Denville Personal Support Team (PST), which identifies when a resident is ready to transition to higher care and helps prepare their family members. She provides top-level healthcare services, coordinates wellness activities, and always goes the extra mile with the residents. Dittrick supports and empowers residents as they lead active, engaged, and fulfilling lives. Her coworkers describe her as dedicated and compassionate and say she always leads by example.
Dedication is synonymous with Kathy Dittrick and her 50 years of exemplary and outstanding service.
Kathy Dittrick as she embarks on her nursing career.