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Employee of the Month

January 12, 2023

      Cierra Peaslee was recognized as the November 2022 Employee of the Month at Westview Health Care Center. Cierra is a first-shift certified nursing assistant at the Dayville facility; performing this role at Westview Since October 2021. She holds personal inspiration for her early interest in nursing care, with family experiences shaping her passion for a medical career at a young age. Cierra grew up in Killingly, CT and graduated from Killingly High School. She gained her certification as a CNA through Westview’s “Earn While You Learn” program (the facility’s initiative for training CNAs in the classroom and clinical settings while simultaneously providing them with employment). Presently, Cierra is pursuing further education to achieve a degree as a registered nurse from Three Rivers Community College. In her studies, she has come to appreciate the role of research in the nursing field. Looking further into her future, she ultimately aspires to become an advanced practice registered nurse and she hopes to deliver care in settings like emergency departments and trauma centers.

      As mentioned, Cierra is a full-time CNA working at Westview and a full-time student working towards her degree as a registered nurse, so she appreciates any social time that she can spend with her family and friends. Cierra and her fiancée enjoy going to the gym together, as well as sharing hiking and biking explorations whenever possible. She especially likes travelling to upper New England for additional outdoor adventures. In the winter months she and her family love to go snowmobiling around the Laconia, NH region, and over this past summer, she discovered her new passion for whitewater rafting during a group excursion down Maine’s Kennebec River.

      Upon learning that she achieved Westview’s Employee of the Month designation, Cierra expressed extreme appreciation towards the people she works with. She knows that everyone working together, with combined effort, yields daily rewards for the patients, residents, and staff members at the Dayville facility. “I feel so rewarded in my role at Westview, and receiving an honor like Employee of the Month increases that feeling even more,” Cierra commented. “I am fortunate to work with a great group of health care providers and colleagues at Westview—we witness each other’s dedicated efforts towards our patients and residents, and that inspires us all to perform our roles at the highest level. I really appreciate being recognized among this amazing team!”

      David T. Panteleakos, Westview Administrator, is pleased to see the impact that Cierra has as a considerate care provider for patients and residents as well as the impact she has as an excellent teammate for her colleagues. “Every day that she arrives at Westview, Cierra brings her personal passion for skilled nursing care, her desire to learn more about the medical field—and most importantly, her encouraging energy that inspires positivity in everyone around her.” Mr. Panteleakos continued to say: “Our nursing staff here at Westview is a highly dedicated group of medical professionals, and I greatly appreciate the role that Cierra performs alongside our team at Westview. Congratulations to Cierra!”

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 years.

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