Julie Milios is Westview Health Care Center's Employee of the Month for November. Julie is from Dudley, Massachusetts; and she proudly states that she has been commuting to the Dayville, Connecticut facility to be a part of the Westview team for 21 years.
She performs her role as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) for both patients and residents at Westview, helping people receive rehabilitation as necessary to carry out daily life tasks. Julie comes by her desire to help individuals reach their highest potential naturally; as her talent derives from a combination of professional expertise and personal experiences that make her uniquely equipped to help others. For Julie, sensitivity is as important as skill. Mrs. Milios earned her education as an Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant from Quinsigamond Community College, located in nearby Worcester, MA.
As a Bay State native, she has maintained a connection to her home throughout her entire life; now living in Dudley with her husband George, son Niko, and dog Prancer. Whenever they are able to take some time away, Cape Cod is a favorite vacation destination—and as you’d anticipate, she is an avid fan of the Southern New England sporting staples known as the Red Sox and Patriots. Given her occupation, Julie is well aware of the importance of an active lifestyle. She likes going to the gym and walking outdoors and she certainly appreciates the potential of the human body—how we can do more than we sometimes think we can do.
She is a part of a very tightly-knit team in Westview’s Rehabilitation department. They all share a passion for continually expanding their knowledge base and pushing each other in the pursuit of greater patient outcomes. As hard as they work, they are also equally compassionate and clever within their group. For evidence of this camaraderie, look no further than the pot-luck lunches they coordinate at the end of a challenging week, or how her whole department dressed up for Halloween as Dalmatians. Julie’s admiration for her colleagues has been amplified in light of this recent recognition. She commented: “I feel so honored being chosen as employee of the month at Westview. I work with a talented group of therapists who are like a second family to me.”
The strong bond within Julie’s rehabilitation department is valued by Administrator David Panteleakos as a strong asset for the facility and in turn, a strong asset for their patients and residents. “Julie is a wonderful addition to our Westview family,” stated David T. Panteleakos, Administrator. “Her compassion, amazing work ethic and professionalism are just a few of the many laudable traits she shares with our organization. We are truly fortunate to have Julie on our team!”
Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed sub-acute short-term rehabilitation unit and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapies including: Sports Medicine, Adolescent/Pediatric, Adult and Aquatic Outpatient Centers, all dedicated to providing outstanding quality health care services. The facility is located in Dayville, Connecticut and is ranked among the top nursing facilities in the nation according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service; and U.S. News and World Report for the past 10 years.
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Please contact our Resident Services office at 860-774-8574