Karen Bomster of Putnam, Connecticut was recently named Westview’s 2014 Employee of The Year by the Westview Health Care Center nomination committee. Westview Administrator David T. Panteleakos made the announcement of her award at the culmination of the week-long employee appreciation celebration at the service awards banquet held at Grill 37 of Pomfret on Saturday, August 24.
Bomster, a Licensed Practical Nurse, joined the Westview team on January 3, 1991. To begin her 23 year Westview career she worked as a full-time treatment nurse which matriculated to charge nurse. Then in 2007, she transitioned full time to the Resident Services Department as a Nurse Case Manager and then in 2009 took on responsibilities as the facility discharge nurse.
Over the years Karen received four Employee Acknowledgement Reports, 18 above and beyond the call of duty “WOW” cards, achieved perfect attendance in 2001, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and was recognized as the 2004 February Employee of The Month.
In an effort to recognize outstanding employees, Westview implemented the Employee of The Year award in 2008 to enhance their established Employee of The Month program, which rewards outstanding employees who demonstrate dedication, outstanding work ethics, and a positive attitude that is reflected in their day-to-day work.
“Karen’s exemplary professionalism and dedication makes her a wonderful choice for Westview’s Employee of The Year," stated Administrator David T. Panteleakos. “Her commitment and high standards bring great value to the lives of our residents and patients. This award is certainly testimony to the amazing contributions Karen brings to our Westview family.”
“It was my good fortune to join the Westview Team in 1991, so I have been witness to part of the growth Westview has experienced,” stated Karen Bomster. “I am so proud of the people I work with who demonstrate day after day how kind, compassionate and knowledgeable they are whether caring for long term residents or individuals here for short term rehab entrusted to our care. Westview’s dedication to quality health care starts with administration whose leadership in providing quality health care in a positive environment is second-to- none.”
Bomster has resided in northeastern Connecticut all of her life and graduated from Woodstock Academy in 1970. She has been married to her high school sweetheart Wally for 44 years and has 4 children, 7 grandchildren and a grandchild on the way in November.
As Employee of The Year, Karen received a clock, dozen roses, Westview logo shirt and coat, numerous gift cards and 3 days off with pay.
Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed skilled nursing inpatient facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed subacute short-term rehabilitation unit and an Outpatient Rehabilitation and Aquatic Center, both dedicated to providing quality health care services. Along with garnering a perfect five star overall rating found on Medicare.gov Westview is proud to have received such accolades as US News and World Report America’s Best, Consumer Reports Top 10 Connecticut Nursing Facility rating and Health Grades 5-Star Top Ranking.
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