Two employees of HCR Home Care recently became registered nurses, one of them thanks to a grant from HCR’s nonprofit partner organization.
Rosa Arroyo earned her R.N. at the Universidad Del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A long-tenured HCR employee, Arroyo joined the company in 2004 and has worked in such positions as home health aide, interpreter, service facilitator and telehealth liaison. She recently began working in the field as an R.N. case manager and started online classes in January to earn her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Universidad Del Sagrado Corazón.
Arroyo’s studies were partly made possible through a grant from HCR Cares, a nonprofit partner of HCR Home Care that focuses on research and education. HCR Cares provides grants to nursing students, to help with expenses beyond tuition and to increase diversity in the nursing workforce.
Maidelis Mulet Marrero earned her R.N. from EDP University of Puerto Rico. A home health aide at HCR since 2018, Marrero joined the company’s East Team as an R.N. case manager in the Finger Lakes region. Ultimately, her goal is to transition to HCR’s transcultural team.