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Jan Pack chosen for IAOTP’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan Pack recently retired Home Health Administrator, receives prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

(PRUnderground) February 23rd, 2021

Jan Pack recently retired as a Home Health Administrator for The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, since then she has been a Case Manager for the same organization, and March 31st marks her last day as a working nurse, she always states “once a nurse always a nurse”. She was recently chosen for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her influence, proficiency and dedication to her professional life.

Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members are selected for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. These special honorees are distinguished based on longevity in their career, contributions to society, and their impact on their industries. Ms. Pack will be honored for this award at IAOTP’s 2021 Annual Awards Gala.

Ms. Pack is being recognized for this distinction for having 5 decades of professional experience as a nurse. She has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert within the healthcare industry. As a dynamic, results-driven leader, Ms. Pack has demonstrated success not only as a Home Health Administrator, but in every role she has held.

Jan’s impressive repertoire of roles has included Assistant OR Manager Day Surgery for Morton Plant Mease, Director of Surgical Services for St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Inc. and Director of Home Care for True Care Professionals. Her areas of expertise include but are not limited to: administration, home healthcare, dementia care, rehabilitation nursing, and surgical nursing.

Her professional career path began in 1971 at Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridge UK, her midwifery at Mill Road Maternity Hospital Cambridge, and came to the US in 1977 with the first nursing shortage, then later went on to achieve her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Administration from St. Leo University. She is also certified as a Home Health Administrator, OASIS Specialist-Clinical and Operating Room Nurse. Occasionally, Ms. Pack lends her expertise as a Legal Nurse Consultant.

Throughout her remarkable career, Ms. Pack has received awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the healthcare and homecare industry. Last year, she graced the front cover of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and was selected as Top Nurse of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). She will receive both recognitions and also the Lifetime Achievement Award at their Annual Awards Gala. In 2019 she was honored as Top Nurse of the Year and as a Lifetime Achiever by several Who’s Who organizations. In addition to her successful career, Ms. Pack is a member of the National Association of Homecare and Hospice, the Association of Operating Nurses, the Iowa Homecare Association and the Iowa Association of Healthcare. She has just been accepted to sit on the Board of Public Health for Clarke County Iowa.

Stephanie Cirami, the President of IAOTP stated “Choosing Ms. Pack for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She has dedicated her life’s work to helping and supporting people when they are in need. We know we will be seeing more amazing things from this woman and we are looking forward to commemorating her at the 2021 Annual Awards Gala.

Some of her peers, colleagues, and family of clients have written in to congratulate Jan on all of her success and dedication to the healthcare field:

Michele Tate Catron wrote:

“I had the privilege to work with Jan Pack for 3 years. And in that time frame she has taught me a lot about the hospital settings on how things should be done and about nursing. Jan is an astounding and incredible human being. Her passion for teaching and helping others surpasses anyone I have ever met. She has accomplished so many things that most of us just dream about. She has seen the world. I know Jan loves what she does. You can see it from smile on her face and the expression in her eyes. I loved working with her so much.  And was incredibly sad when she left our little facility to pursue bigger and better opportunities. Really, in all honesty all I can say that it was an honor to meet and work with this astounding woman. She truly is remarkable.  I am honored to call her my friend.”

Shelia Wood. HHA GSS Home Care wrote:

“I am extremely honored to have had the opportunity to work side by side with such an extraordinary nurse. Jan’s expertise in nursing is by far superior! Her passion for nursing not only is shown by the love and care she gives to her clientele but also with the natural mentoring she provides to her employees. I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to have had Jan as my mentor for the last eight years. It has been my honor to work under you and you deserve every award they give you.”

Toni Johnson wrote:

Jan is a blessing from God.  She isn’t just a nurse that comes into your home for medical reasons she becomes a friend to the entire family. Jan took great care of my father after his stroke, up until his passing at the age of 92.  Her visits with him made him very happy.  Even though I was far away she kept me informed regarding every aspect of his mental and physical health.  I would watch and listen to her visits on in-home cameras I had installed in his home and I could tell he would be happy when she was there talking with him. She not only helped my father she helped me.  She knew just how much I loved my father and how I wanted to make sure he was safe in his home.  But I was not good at communicating with him on his safety without making him feel like he was no longer an adult, Jan took the time to talk to me and teach me what to say and not to make him feel dependent on me and was able to keep his dignity.  For that I am very grateful. Even though my father is no longer with us, Jan will always be in my heart and a part of my family.


During her career she spent several very happy years as a ballroom/latin dance professional with her husband Robert mostly on Holland America Line. Many highlights of her life during this time are documented in photos. However, she was always nursing seeming to be in the right place at the right time to aid those in need of care. It was discovered that she was also a midwife, so when a pregnant passenger came on board the nurses on the ship said “she’s yours Jan”

Looking back, Ms. Pack attributes her success to her education and experiences, mentors she has had the pleasure of working alongside and staying passionate in all her business endeavors. When not working, she has enjoyed traveling and spending time with family, and dear friends. For the future, she is ready to continue with her farmers market stall selling 100% allergy free baked goods, and perhaps who knows what doors will open from this point on for her. Ms. Pack also hopes to encourage others to pursue a career in nursing.

For more information on Ms. Pack please visit: Linked in or


The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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