Christina Ramsey, LPN, became the latest honoree at Westview Health Care Center upon receiving the April Employee of the Month award at the Dayville, CT skilled nursing facility. Hired by Westview in January 2021, the professional skill she exhibits in her role is rooted in her desire to attend to the needs of others at all times. In some ways she feels like an extended family member for her patients and she infuses great devotion to that role. Whether it is providing customized nourishment, vital medication, or a simple, love-affirming hug, Christina’s bond with her patients is devout.
In 2007, Christina graduated from Uxbridge High School in Uxbridge, MA. Not long after that, she was working as a member of the kitchen staff in an assisted living facility. Her primary purpose in this position was to serve the meals: but it is the relationships that she took away which imprinted her vocational passion. Going from table to table and conversation to conversation, she witnessed how the nursing staff at her then employer also had those relationships—in addition to the added responsibilities of their care and more one-on-one time with each individual. Christina knew she wanted that. Following suit, she earned her CNA certificate, and during the 6 years performing that role she says she really fell in love with healthcare. This was one essential step up for her career growth, but her desire for even more patient accountability persisted. Striving to ascend higher, she enrolled at Assabet Valley Regional Technical School and spent an intensely studious year earning her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2014. Christina has especially enjoyed this position in her time at Westview Health Care Center and she looks forward to even more ways to evolve her professional responsibility.
Christina considers herself someone who wants to help others at any stage of life or tier of her career. Her choice to work in nursing care is affirmed every day that she works; finding it in the inspiration of the team that she works with at Westview and the tenderness of the patients for whom she cares. She loves seeing her colleagues work together; not only caring for patients, but putting smiles on their faces in the process. There is a special emphasis that she places on the word “team,” eschewing any individual claim to her success. In a setting such as Westview, she recognizes that the definition “team” reaches across all departments, all levels. Her respect for her coworkers is rooted in the belief that everyone comes together to make a major effort possible and everyone brings a different aspect that others can count upon. In her words: “I am grateful for being selected as Westview’s Employee of the Month, it’s a really good feeling. It makes me feel very appreciated for everything that I put in. I am so thankful to be working with such a great team at Westview. Together, we are all better.”
Currently, Christina lives in Danielson, CT following 6 recent years spent living and working in California. As a relatively new resident of Connecticut’s quiet corner since moving back to New England, Christina, her husband, her son Owen, and her daughter Riley share exploratory excitement as they discover new destinations, parks, and trails for hiking. In quieter moments Christina loves to read; particularly enjoying the escapism that a good piece of written fiction can provide. To stimulate her own creative output, she enjoys drawing and landscaping whenever possible.
When a staff member at Westview exhibits this level of compassion for helping people it is noticed by all levels of the organization. Westview Administrator David T. Panteleakos shares in celebrating Christina’s work ethic along with the rest of the facility. “Christina brings a constant desire to help more patients in more ways each and every day that she is here at Westview. Christina is such a welcomed addition to our team of amazing nurses. Her commitment to working towards improving her own professional medical skills is mirrored in her commitment to improving the lives of our residents at Westview in any way possible. Congratulations to Christina on her well-deserved and well-earned distinction!”
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 14 years.
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