Patridge receives Homecare Spirit of Service award

COURTESY PHOTO BillieJo Patridge, third from left, the Homecare Services Branch Coordinator for Huron, poses after being presented the organization’s Peggy Fritz Spirit of Service award at a recent coordinators meeting.

PIERRE — Earlier this month, Homecare Services hosted its semi-annual coordinators meeting at Pierre. At this meeting, Homecare Services announced that BillieJo Patridge of Huron was the recipient of the Peggy Fritz Spirit of Service Award for 2020.

Homecare Services is a home health agency committed to providing expert advice and specialized care to those who want to remain living independently at home. The organization has several locations throughout South Dakota.

Patridge has been with Homecare Services since 2014. She began her career as a caregiver and after first being promoted to Assistant Coordinator, she became the Branch Coordinator of the Huron office in 2016.

Patridge’s caring spirit and compassionate nature is what got her nominated for this award. Additionally, her positive attitude and hard work and dedication to the consumers of Homecare Services made her an ideal recipient of this award.

Steven Novotny, Agency Director of Homecare Services, said “We are lucky to have such a dedicated and caring individual managing our services in the Huron area. I am proud to be able to present this award to BillieJo.”

The Peggy Fritz Spirit of Service Award was created in honor of Peggy Fritz, who began her career with Homecare Services as a caregiver in 2001; and was promoted to Coordinator of Services in 2002.

During her time with Homecare, Peggy consistently demonstrated the depth of her commitment to her work, clients, and staff. Peggy never hesitated to put the needs of others ahead of her own.

Her willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty serves as both an example and an inspiration. Peggy’s attitude, enthusiasm, and love for her work were contagious.

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