I wish to nominate Leslie Rust, a nurse at the Atrium in Danvers, an assisted living facility for seniors with memory loss. My husband, Leonard, has been a resident there for the past three years because of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Leslie has been employed at the Atrium for 11 years, working with a very difficult population. She always has a smile on her face and is very giving and compassionate, encouraging residents to take their medication. She is a true professional, and the Atrium is very fortunate to have her on their staff.
—Nominated by Jane Mul