Jonathan Beck has earned the distinction of Employee of the Month at Westview Health Care Center this May. As a member of the talented and trusted team that forms Westview’s Maintenance and Grounds Department, his role is multi-faceted. He performs many different jobs during a given week at Westview; often fulfilling multiple responsibilities in a single day. Since the beginning of Jon’s employment at the Dayville skilled nursing facility he has established himself as an important contributor to their efforts. With prior experience in health care settings, his broad knowledge of mechanical design, and his keen eye for interior and exterior aesthetics, Jon has a firm understanding of his role in maintaining Westview’s nationally-ranked status in the industry.
According to Jon, he is always fascinated by the way things work and considers himself to be like a sponge for information whenever he encounters new knowledge. Jon has gained a variety of certifications along his vocational journey. These educational assets range between machine-based licensures, life-saving measures, and workplace team-strengthening programs. Earlier in life Jon worked in plastic manufacturing, specifically, in the process of extrusion. This skilled labor career even led Jon to take opportunities working in other countries as a government contractor. Due to his work in other health care facilities he is also certified to perform CPR and use AED devices if the need ever arises. He firmly believes that his accrued knowledge and experience is meant to be shared with others.
Presently, Jon and his significant other, Shirley, live in Norwich, Connecticut. They share a large family together, consisting of daughters Courtney, Ashley, Mackenzie, stepdaughter Carley, and stepson David. He beams with joy any time he has an opportunity to tell someone about their accomplishments. Jon is an extremely proud father and an extremely proud grandfather as well. He cherishes his children’s children and considers his time among the 6 of them as one of his favorite activities. In addition to his active days working at Westview, Jon enjoys active rounds of golf; enjoying the sport at places as close as a course near his home or as far away as some of the world’s most beautiful golf destinations. When he was a student at Rhode Island’s Westerly High School he began playing in their school band, and ever since then he has loved performing music for people. Not only has he built “jingles” for companies to use in their advertisements, but he literally built a guitar at one point. Jon played multiple instruments in several bands over the years (recalling the performance frequency as nearly every weekend, at times) and still plays guitar every night to preserve that creative talent.
Jon’s time working abroad promoted his passion to see new places whenever he has the opportunity. One of his grandest life adventures manifested as a motorcycle journey across America; riding from coast to coast and back again. On that trip, so much of his enjoyment came from seeing all of the unique parts and parcels of the United States along the way. It is clear when talking to Jon: throughout his life’s pathways he has always valued human interaction. This attribute accompanies him every day at Westview. It is evidenced in his daily greetings to everyone he encounters and further confirmed by his reaction to this employee distinction. “I’m super, super proud to work here, and I wear a smile for my whole shift,” said Jon. “I was totally surprised by this recognition among such a great staff. Thank you to my coworkers—I love working with the best! All of the ‘Westview Warriors’ get the job done!”
Westview Health Care Center’s Administrator David T. Panteleakos knows that the function of a 103 bed skilled nursing facility benefits from a great deal of flexibility from the Maintenance and Grounds Department. Regarding Jon Beck’s selection as Westview’s May Employee of the Month, Mr. Panteleakos remarked: “Jon makes great contributions to Westview every day that he is here at our facility. He has shown a strong skill set addressing given situations as well as anticipating upcoming needs.”
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 13 years.
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