Meghan Briquier, a proud member of Westview Health Care Center’s team of Certified Nursing Assistants, earned the Employee of the Month award in August. She started at Westview in October 2021 by entering the “Earn While You Learn” initiative operated within the Dayville skilled nursing facility. This health care career path at Westview educates and trains prospective CNAs while simultaneously providing them with employment—and Meghan is among the many proud alumni of this program working at Westview. Meghan has wanted to enter the nursing field for a long time, and when she saw the opportunity available at Westview, she eagerly joined the CNA course to accomplish that first level of certification. Given that this was her first experience in health care, she reflects back on the combined educational and clinical environment at Westview helping her to understand the medical field.
“I’m really appreciative that I was able to earn my education by learning in both classroom and care settings. Coming to Westview for instruction and spending time with their residents before working with them benefits my role today,” Meghan remarked. She went on to describe her love for her residents, the joy they have together, and how she finds it so important to nurture patient and provider relationships during every shared shift. Meghan praises her colleagues at Westview and values their helpfulness and sweetness as they all accomplish patients’ and residents’ needs. They persevere together to keep spirits and smiles elevated while always maintaining a professional, care-driven atmosphere.
Meghan graduated from Killingly High School, and she looks forward to working towards a degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse and gaining employment in that role. She then hopes to earn a degree as a Registered Nurse and advance her professional abilities even further. Ultimately, she intends to have her impact providing nursing care in correctional settings when she rises to these additional responsibilities and ranks. During her time away from her present role as a CNA, she cherishes her time making memories with family and friends.
Westview Administrator David T. Panteleakos values Meghan’s enthusiasm for gaining a role as a health care professional. “Meghan exhibits a commitment to compassionate care that is inspiring for all of us at Westview,” Mr. Panteleakos said. “I am delighted to know that our CNA education programs are places where ambitious health care providers like Meghan can begin their journey. I am especially pleased to know that Meghan has become such a strong member of our team at Westview; impressing all of us with her work ethic, joyfulness, compassion, dedication, and reliability. Congratulations to Meghan for this well-deserved 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 Dayville, Connecticut facility is consistently ranked among the top nursing facilities in the nation, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as U.S. News and World Report, consecutively for the past 14 years.
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