The staff of Westview Health Care Center has honored Kerry Grimshaw as October’s Employee of the Month.
Kerry is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and joined the Westview team in August of 1998 as a charge nurse and treatment nurse on first shift.
Kerry has been responsible for the efficient management of her wing. Among other duties, she is in charge of the operational aspects, including admissions and discharge, as well as directing the activities of the staff in the department on her unit. She is responsible for monitoring patients, charting their vital signs, providing prescribed treatments, administering medications and reporting any special circumstances to the patients’ physician.
“She is exactly what the Employee of the Month should exemplify,” explained Director of Nursing Cindy Olsen. “Her level of dependability, positivity, professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile is truly something to be admired.”
Grimshaw attended Quinebaug Valley Community College and Windham Technical School earning her nursing license in 1998 and began working at Westview shortly thereafter. She credits Westview as being the best employer to have gotten her start in nursing because of Westview’s educational, flexible and progressive nature.
For ten years Kerry and her husband were working owners of Arch Pizza in Lebanon CT and for the last four years they owned Yukon Jacks Hilltop Grill in Storrs Connecticut.
She currently lives in Plainfield with her husband Neil. They have three adult daughters Alyssa, Kayla and Rebecca. When not working, Kerry‘s favorite past times are decorating and design, rehabilitating investment properties, building furniture, architecture, baking and visiting Cape Cod and family in Arizona.
“It’s a real honor to have been chosen as Employee of The Month,” stated Grimshaw. “At Westview I feel that I am surrounded by many caring and competent people. My goal when I come to work is to make someone else’s day a little better. A patient once told me, ‘kindness is free, it doesn’t cost anything to be kind’ so I have adopted those words as my very own life’s credo.”
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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Please contact our Resident Services office at 860-774-8574