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Employee of the Month!

Date
June 6, 2024


      Nicole Masciarelli, SLP is Westview’s April 2024 Employee of the Month. Nicole is a Speech Language Pathologist in the setting of the health care center in Dayville, CT. Beginning her tenure at Westview in 2017, she has been a valued member of the team throughout that time. She credits her passion for speech and language pathology to an early memory from her own adolescence. Nicole was a babysitter during those years, and she recalls watching over a girl who was non-verbal. The experience of assisting this girl to communicate effectively lent Nicole an instilling inspiration to enter the field of Speech-Language Pathology. After she finished Graduate School, Nicole realized that she wanted to work with a wide range of patients—from youth to adult, aiding their efforts in Speech-Language Pathology.

      Her vocation is beyond vocalization in its scope: as a Speech Language Pathologist she also aids patients with improving cognitive communication comprehension and swallowing disorders. Not only does she provide her expertise to seniors in the care setting of the skilled nursing facility and other adults in outpatient practice, but she now proudly works with children at Westview Child Care Center in the pursuit of working through their individual challenges. Consistently smiling on a daily basis, Nicole is a delightful colleague among the dedicated staff striving to help patients in Westview’s continuum of care.

      Growing up in Torrington, CT, Nicole now resides in Griswold, CT. She attended Torrington High School and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The College of Saint Rose. Nicole and her son are always seeking to share their next adventure together. The Masciarellis have a dog named Stella who is an excellent companion and promoter of walks. Baking being one of Nicole’s favorite activities, she loves to make cookies, homemade snickers bars, and other complex pastries. She is an eager reader, often enjoying historical fiction, thrillers, and modern literature. As we enter spring, Nicole cannot wait to resume gardening—both vegetables and flowers. Nicole enjoys exercise, especially during numerous rounds of tag and active water-gun fights with her son.

      Nicole was deferential and grateful as she received this Employee of the Month distinction. She reflected on the recognition by saying “I am truly honored to have been chosen by my colleagues for this award. It is a humbling and unique opportunity to provide care across the generations entrusted to Westview’s care.” She praised her colleagues for the way they all work wonderfully together in pursuit of positive patient outcomes. “My ability to serve our community is made possible by the collaborative efforts of the Westview team.” She further elaborated on her joy in her profession, stating how much she enjoys the range of patients she is privileged to work with. “I really like being in different settings of Speech-Language Pathology. It offers me the opportunity to understand different rehabilitation journeys that our patients embark upon.”

     Westview Administrator David T. Panteleakos was pleased to see Nicole earn this honor and pronounced his praise: “Nicole is a valuable member of our therapy team and a great member of our Westview community. I am happy to see this recognition of her efforts in speech language pathology. It is a much-needed therapy for those who seek our services, and she works masterfully with them and among our team at Westview. Congratulations to Nicole!”

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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