Each year, the “Elk Valley Times” newspaper features its Lincoln County’s Finest awards in multiple categories, including certified nursing assistant.
Tekoa Bradford, a CNA at Lynchburg Nursing Center in Lynchburg, Tennessee, recently earned this distinction for 2021 after being voted for by members of the community. She has been a CNA for 10 ½ years, six of which have been at Lynchburg Nursing Center.
“It feels wonderful to win this award and to feel appreciated and loved for what I do every day,” Tekoa shared.
Tekoa became interested in nursing after her grandmother had a stroke and she helped take care of her.
“From there, I learned to love caring for others,” Tekoa said.
She also loves her facility family.
“I love the residents and the environment,” Tekoa said. “Being able to put a smile on my residents’ faces and being able to help someone who depends on me is very rewarding. I love my residents, and it feels good to know they love me in return.”