HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) –Hazleton resident Nicole Dudeck received the Annual Caregiver award from CECA, a non profit organization founded to improve patient experience in hospitals and nursing facilities by publicly recognizing their caregivers on Friday. 

Dudeck works at Providence Place in Drums. She was nominated by her peers and residents at the facility.

Dudeck won a monthly award and was nominated for the yearly honor. Of the 10,000 caregivers in the CECA member facilities, 150 received monthly awards and only three were given the honor Dudeck received.

It’s the fifth year for the award and Dudeck received a $2,500 check for winning.