It has been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, the main capillary where family and friends gather to connect, converse, and of course, consume the food that nurtures and sustains our bodies. The kitchen is the heart of the home, or, in this instance, the heart of a health care center–Westview to be exact–which is precisely where one will find 2019’s recipient of the facility’s most prestigious citation: Employee of the Year.
With a bright smile and a humble demeanor Brenda Caron was presented this year’s esteemed award which she accepted graciously. Employed as a Dietary Aide at the health care center for over 17 years, her selection came as no surprise to her many coworkers and friends.
This annual award is chosen with careful consideration by committee. It is granted to employees who embody and promote the very values and characteristics that Westview is known for: quality care, compassion and dedication - attributes that come naturally for Brenda. Whether she is gifting delicious baked treats to various departments throughout the facility or bringing hand cut flowers from her garden to residents, her gentle spirit is all too apparent to those whom she encounters on a daily basis.
Daughter of Arthur and Carolyn Hughes, Brenda is a lifelong resident of the Quiet Corner and currently lives in Dayville with her husband, Ron, and their Golden Retriever, Red. Aside from her aforementioned interest in baking and gardening, she relishes spending time with her great-niece, Kaydence Farner, and her great-nephew, Finn Thurlow.
Hired on May 6, 2002, Brenda has amazingly achieved perfect attendance for 16 of her 17 years of employment. Over the years, she has also received numerous acknowledgement letters of gratitude from residents and patients, as well as over 180 WOW cards from the facility for continuously going above and beyond her expected duties.
“I’m honored to have been chosen as the Employee of the Year,” remarked Caron. “Everyday I am surrounded by people who are fun and enjoyable to be around. I’m grateful to them and the many special residents who I have gotten to meet and befriend over the years.”
Westview Administrator, David T. Panteleakos added, “Westview’s reputation is built upon the high level of care and the continual dedication of our employees. Both Brenda’s performance and persona exemplify what it means to deliver compassionate health care and we are all very proud and grateful to have her 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 Dayville, Connecticut facility is consistently ranked among the top nursing facilities in the nation, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as U.S. News and World Report, for the past 11 consecutive years.
If you or your loved one would like more information or to take a tour of the facility, we invite you to a closer look at Westview Health Care Center.
Please contact our Resident Services office at 860-774-8574