Cindy-Jo Youssef, RN is Westview Health Care Center’s September 2021 Employee of the Month. With her expertise as a Registered Nurse, Cindy has worked as a first-shift Supervising Nurse at Westview since January 2021. In previous years Cindy worked at Westview as a Licensed Practical Nurse performing duties to bring in new patient admissions and perform care on the nursing floor. During all of this time Cindy has garnered an abundance of praise from her colleagues, and this award makes an official declaration of her favor among staff members, residents, and patients.
Cindy earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Three Rivers Community College in 2019. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in the nursing field and, in addition to valuing academic pursuits for her medical knowledge, Cindy cites her experience working in the field as an equally essential piece of her professional understanding. Her passion for helping others is a central reason that she entered into the health care industry. In terms of daily nursing care, Cindy is especially passionate about addressing and healing wound sites with her patients. Some of her favorite moments as a nurse occur whenever she has an opportunity to interact with Westview patients and residents on a personal level and create special moments to have conversations about their lives.
Cindy and her husband Hany Youssef are the proud parents of their sons Randy and Tyler and their daughter Nevaeh. Cindy’s grandson, Cole, adds a special light to her life whenever she is able to enjoy time with him. Acknowledging the mutual effort that her family contributes to her own success, Cindy commented: “I send a special thanks to my amazing family for their support, and the way they are always there for me.” Cindy indicates that their time together is precious and she ranks those moments among her favorite activities. Some of Cindy’s additional preferred pastimes include spending days on sandy beachfronts, kayaking on tranquil waterways, and skiing on powdery mountainsides. When creative inspiration develops in Cindy’s mind she enjoys crafting projects such as creating flower arrangements. For a selective group of friends and family she even created the floral decorations for their weddings and wedding receptions.
As a member of Westview’s core unit of Registered Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants, Cindy is well appreciated among her fellow staff members. She mirrors mutual respect for all those who she works with. Cindy conveys the traits of a dedicated professional on each shift and seeks every opportunity to make extra efforts to assist her colleagues. As she was finishing her first-shift duties one day and reporting the status of patients to one of the second-shift nurses taking over, she listed all of the duties and elements of care plans that she and the staff had accomplished by that time in the day. With excitement, her colleague exclaimed: “See?! This is why you’re Employee of the Month!”
Upon gaining this award Cindy gladly declared “I am truly honored to receive Employee of the Month and I am grateful to be a part of such and amazing team. I want to help my patients and my coworkers in every way possible because we are all working towards the same goal. We have such amazing staff here at Westview and I am surprised to get this honor—thanks so much!”
David T. Panteleakos, the Administrator of Westview Health Care Center, appreciates the way that Cindy combines compassion for her patients with devotion to coworkers. Mr. Panteleakos remarked: “Cindy is an incredible leader here at Westview, bringing great energy and enthusiasm to our care setting every day. She impacts the individual lives of Westview patients through her care and impacts the whole nursing department with her desire to go above and beyond; leading by example for all others.”
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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