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Walmsley Earns Employee of the Month

November 10, 2021

      Sandra Walmsley of Dayville, Connecticut was selected as Westview Health Care Center’s Employee of the Month for October 2021. Sandy’s presence is very well known around the Dayville skilled nursing facility; having been employed in their Housekeeping Department since May of 1995. During this tenure she has ascended to the role of full-time Housekeeping and Laundry Supervisor. Given Westview’s census of up to 103 inpatients and their corresponding clothing and bedding, the freshened fabric needs of clean napkins and tablecloths for their dietary department’s meal service, and the facility’s robust Outpatient and Aquatic Rehabilitation programs, Sandy oversees a massive amount of laundry procedures on any given day. Throughout all of the washing, drying, folding, delivering, and inventorying, Sandy maintains pride in her work and a pleasant demeanor among her colleagues.

     As a dedicated, long-time Westview employee, it comes as no surprise that Sandy has been selected for distinctions like this before. She was previously named as Westview’s Employee of the Month in September 2003, and was awarded the honor of Westview’s 2012 Employee of the Year at the staff banquet that summer. Westview’s staff and leadership certainly appreciate Sandy—and that feeling is mutual. Her remarks when receiving this October’s Employee of the Month award indicate her gratitude for her workplace: “It is an honor to be awarded Employee of the Month for October. I have had the privilege of working for Westview for the past 26 years and it has become like my second home.” Sandy went on to say: “I am grateful to work in an environment where I love the coworkers, patients, and residents that I get to work with.”

     Family is very important to Sandy and she makes sure to get together with her multi-generational kin whenever possible. Sandy and her husband Joseph are parents to David, Heidi, and Tyler, grandparents to Mary-Beth, Brittany and Tyler, and great-grandparents to Vanessa and Wyatt. Additionally, Sandy is excited about having another great-grandchild on the way. Furthering the familial connections between Westview and the Walmsleys, Sandy’s son, Tyler, also works at Westview Health Care Center and Country Living at Westview Commons on their Support Services team, and her granddaughter Mary-Beth has worked at Westview in the past.

     Anyone who works or interacts with Sandy notices the way she combines her pledge to professional duty along with her commitment to kindness, and Westview Health Care Center Administrator David T. Panteleakos especially appreciates Sandy’s contributions to Westview over the last three decades. “Sandy is a trusted member of our organization, and in addition to having a member of her actual family as a coworker, she greatly contributes to the idea of Westview’s organizational family.” Mr. Panteleakos elaborated: “Her efforts consistently support the work of her colleagues, enhance the experience of our visitors, and enable our patients to feel comfort and confidence in the setting of Westview Health Care Center. Sandy’s compassion for everyone in our building is genuine and we greatly appreciate her devotion.”

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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