Barb and Kira Pilar are a dynamic mother-daughter duo who put their caregiver skills to work at Regina Health Center (RHC) every day. Barb Pilar, LPN, is a treatment nurse and has worked at RHC since 2004. Daughter Kira followed in her mother’s footsteps a year later, becoming a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) while attending high school. Her career has blossomed since. She became an LPN in 2009 and is now working toward her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at the University of Akron. Kira recently won the LeadingAge Ohio Foundation scholarship for nursing that is helping to further her studies. Kira serves as a charge nurse on evening shift and floats to every unit as needed.
“Barb and Kira are good people who provide excellent care to our residents,” said Janet Cinadr, RHC director of nursing. “It is a privilege to see Kira grow from a high school student with an interest in nursing to a colleague in the nursing profession. Both Kira and Barb give the highest quality of care with a kind and gentle manner.”