Sun Mar Healthcare Gives Two New Cars to Frontline CNAs for Holiday Surprise

Marco Alcaraz (right), a CNA at Garden Park Care Center in Garden Grove, California, poses with Nathan Ure, executive VP and COO of Sun Mar Healthcare, after being the lucky winner of a new Ford SUV.

During such a trying year, we are honored to be able to celebrate all our employees – our Healthcare Super Heroes – who have sacrificed so much over the past year to care for people that are unable care for themselves.

To honor their 4,000 frontline essential healthcare employees during this COVID-holiday season, Sun Mar Healthcare hosted a grand-prize drawing for all employees. In addition to the gift giveaway drawings conducted at each facility, larger grand prizes included $500 gift cards, a year’s worth of gasoline and two brand-new Ford EcoSport vehicles.

Marco Alcaraz, a CNA at Garden Park Care Center in Garden Grove, California, for more than 15 years, was the winner of the car in the Southern California region. Theresa Lopez Placencia, a CNA at Valley West Post-Acute in Williams, California, for 14 years, was the winner in the Northern California area.

The vehicles, adorned with a festive bow and balloons, were awaiting these two hard-working CNAs in the parking lot of their facilities shortly after their names were announced during the surprise reveal.

“Marco and Theresa are much-loved members of our Garden Park and Valley West teams, and their coworkers wee thrilled that they won,” said Bryce Porter, chief marketing officer of Sun Mar Healthcare. “During such a trying year, we are honored to be able to celebrate all our employees – our Healthcare Super Heroes – who have sacrificed so much over the past year to care for people that are unable care for themselves.”

The holiday car giveaway was just one of the many employee appreciation events hosted for all of Sun Mar Healthcare’s employees. Other festivities during 2020 have included parking-lot cookouts with In-N-Out Burger, Marie Calendar pies, San Diablo churro parties, Little Caesar pizza, Rich Farm ice cream and Paderia artisan cookies.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Sun Mar Healthcare has continued its commitment to protecting employees and patients. However, as the epidemic has stretched on, Sun Mar Healthcare feels it is not enough to just protect its employees: It must celebrate them as well.

For more information, contact Bryce Porter at BPorter@sunmarhealthcare.com, or call (949) 303-3082.

About Sun Mar Healthcare
Sun Mar Healthcare is a long-term care advisory and services organization providing operational support for 24 skilled nursing facilities and one assisted living facility for over 35 years. Sun Mar provides a broad array of services for healthcare facilities, including clinical system advisory and training, back-office accounting, legal and other services for owners and/or operators of long-term healthcare facilities.

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