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Westwood nurse Miller receives Globe honor

The May 10 edition of the Boston Globe featured its annual “Salute to Nurses.” Westwood resident Alacia Miller was recognized for her exemplary work as a nurse at Harvard Medical School affiliate Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), a nonprofit organization that is committed to improving the lives of older adults as a leader in the field of senior care. HSL is based in Roslindale.

The annual “Salute to Nurses” publication recognizes nurses whose dedication and caring have saved lives, soothed fears, and eased the pain of countless patients and their families. The Boston Globe received nearly 500 nominations for its 2020 edition.

Miller joined HSL two years ago and works in the Rehabilitative Services Unit at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center (HRC) in Dedham. HRC is HSL’s long-term chronic care hospital, with campuses in Roslindale and at NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham. Miller was one of the first nurses to raise her hand to help set up and work in HRC’s dedicated COVID-19 unit in Roslindale.

She was nominated by her colleague Roland Williams, a nutrition assistant in the Culinary Services department at NewBridge on the Charles. In his “Salute to Nurses” nomination, Williams said: “Alacia is one of the sweetest and most caring people on this planet. The love and attention that she gives to her patients is second to none. She’s also always willing to put a pause on her daily tasks to assist her coworkers. I salute Nurse Alacia for the simple reason that this world would be a better place with more people like her in it.”

Hebrew SeniorLife offers many opportunities for nurses to advance their careers through professional development, tuition assistance, and leadership opportunities.

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