We celebrate our loyal staff with extra enthusiasm during the final week of August, and this year’s festivities broadcast an even greater appreciation for Westview employees. In addition to the bonuses, prizes, food, and new Westview apparel items that are given to staff members during Employee Appreciation Week, another big moment is delivered with the announcement of Westview’s Employee of the Year. We published the following proclamation to declare this year’s winner in the Sunday Norwich Bulletin on August 22nd and August 29th, and in the Connecticut Villager newspapers distributed on Friday, August 27th:
“Each year since 2008, Westview Health Care Center has selected an individual staff member to designate as our Employee of the Year. In light of this most-challenging era that we are all still enduring, we decided to recognize ALL employees as the 2021 Employees of the Year!
For the past year and a half, Westview’s staff has continually added to their roles. Not only carrying out their professional duties, but also serving as some of the only social contacts to each other and to the ultimate beneficiaries of our life’s work: our patients and residents.
Whether they have been a Westview employee for decades or they are a recent hire; whether they are a staff member at Westview Health Care Center or the recently opened Country Living at Westview Commons, their endurance, dedication, sacrifice, innovation, and encouragement exhibit a wealth of hope for brighter days ahead.
The “Westview Coat of Arms” design above will adorn this year’s apparel given to employees during Westview’s annual Employee Appreciation Week. As they carry this symbol on their shirts, this symbol carries deep meaning for the elements within.
In the top left quadrant, a stylized version of Westview’s core logo appears. It is a sun that is seen rising by our 1st shift staff, seen setting by our 2nd shift staff; featuring a crescent at its center acknowledging the overnight watchfulness of our 3rd shift staff.
To its right, a constellation of 5 stars portrays the high marks that our employees continue to achieve for our facility. Westview has consecutively earned these accolades over the past 13 years in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ 5-Star national rankings, as well as in US News & World Report’s national rankings. Even amidst a global pandemic, Westview employees persevere to maintain this excellence.
Appearing in the lower right block is the crest for the newest member of the Westview family, Country Living at Westview Commons. Just as this insignia represents a budding flower, the staff at Westview Commons actively cultivates the residents’ growth into lifestyles they deserve.
The lower left features an illustration of the Magnolia tree planted this June at the four-corner juncture of Westview Health Care Center and Country Living at Westview Commons. This tree‘s location was chosen to remind us of the lives lost, the love gained, and the new hope planted at life’s crossroads.”
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.
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