Three Elant At Wappingers Employees Earn Recognition From NYS Health Facilities Association

Elant at Wappingers Falls Nursing Home announced that three employees have been honored by the New York STate Health Care Facilities Association

Online PR News – 10-May-2010 – – Wappingers Falls – Three Elant at Wappingers Falls employees have been selected for employee recognition awards by the New York State Health Facilities Association.

Lynn Sadowsky, who has been with Elant since 1996, was chosen as New York State LPN of the Year, while Darlene Bates, a physical therapy assistant and rehab coordinator at Elant at Wappingers Falls, was selected as the “Hearts & Hands” New York State award recipient. Sonia McLean, a CNA and 2010 Spirit of Elant award recipient, was selected as Region 4 Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year.

The awards are granted to honor staffers for their outstanding contributions to skilled nursing facilities. Awards are given in the following categories: Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, and the “Hearts & Hands” award for non-nursing/non-managerial staff.

“All three of these amazing women bring so much to our residents and to their fellow staff members; we are so thrilled to have their efforts recognized,” said Elant at Wappingers Falls Executive Director Dana Diorio-Casey. “They all play vital roles in making our campus such a strong community for those in need of nursing care and rehabilitation.”

Sadowsky and Bates, a 2009 Spirit of Elant award recipient, will be recognized with a plaque and $250 at an awards ceremony during the NYSHFA/NYSCAL Annual Convention in June in Lake Placid.

About Lynn:

“Lynn truly cares not only for the residents, but treats her staff as if they were her own family,” said a staff member who nominated Lynn for the award.

“The families trust her, the staff depend on her, and the residents love him/her,” said another staffer.

About Darlene:

“She came to my house, taught me and the other caregivers how to do specific tasks, and became an integral part of our household,” said a family member who nominated Darlene. “She acted in the capacity of confidant, friend, therapist, spiritual guide and entertainer, and when (my husband) died, she was truly heartbroken, as we all were.”

About Sonia:

“Sonia is a team player whose high energy level earns her the respect of her peers. It is truly a pleasure to work with Sonia and we would be lost without her,” said a staff member who nominated Sonia for the award.

Elant, Inc., a community-based, not-for-profit organization, has been a part of the Hudson Valley healthcare landscape for the past 25 years. Its seven campuses, located across five counties, serve an estimated 3,500 people daily and provide sub-acute care and rehabilitation services, nursing home care, assisted living, adult day care, retirement community living, home health care, and a managed long-term care plan. Elant’s mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care and lifestyle options to persons of diverse generations, cultures, means, and needs.