Andrea LeBlanc, COO of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, was my sister Carole’s caregiver. Carole had stage IV lung cancer that metastasized to the brain; her end-of-life journey lasted more than a year. Andrea, as nurse and medical liaison, cared for my sister until her last breath. In Carole’s memory, Andrea developed and instituted M.O.D.E.L. (meaningful, organized, developed, efficient/effective, long-term) Care: a quality standard for delivery of home healthcare.
—Nominated by Helen Tassone