MARIA ISABEL (MABEL) TURTOGO-SACAY
EXCELLENCE IN HOME HEALTH CARE
Nominator: Jan Paul Ferrer, 2015 VIA Man of the Year
Mabel has over 20 years of experience in the Home Care industry. A nurse by profession, she is the President and Administrator of Healthcare Plus Corporation and HOPE Palliative & Hospice Care with offices in Palatine, Rockford and South Holland. Both agencies have recently been awarded “deemed status” accreditation by The Joint Commission.
She is a Board member and Treasurer of ACHHAI (Association of Certified Home Health Agencies in Illinois), a nonprofit organization. One of ACHHAI’s main missions is to foster education and understanding of regulatory compliance to its members. As an owner of agencies that participate in Medicare funded programs, she is an advocate of utilizing “best practices “in Home Health.
She recently co-founded KIANA (Kananga International Association of North America) and currently serves as Board member and Treasurer. KIANA is dedicated to assisting needy families in the Philippines by providing a portion of their needs like food, school supplies and clothing. One of KIANA’s initiatives that will begin this year is the establishment of a continuous feeding program that will provide nutritious meals to over 400 school children in four schools serving the most indigent families of Kananga, Leyte in the Philippines.
Mabel lives with her husband and son in Inverness, Illinois. An excited soon-to-be first-time grandmother, she loves traveling and spending time with her family.