Westview Health Care Center’s Kayla Belanger is the Employee of the Month for May, 2018. The award is cultivated from the commendations of fellow employees, patients, or families of patients, and Kayla expressed appreciation for their support: “It’s such an honor to be recognized for such an accomplishment. I can’t say enough about the team I work with. It’s such a great establishment.”
Kayla is a Doctor of Physical Therapy working in the Sports Medicine branch of the Dayville facility. She finds the staff and the patients who make up this program to be very inviting, and according to Alex Williams, Westview’s Director of Sports Medicine Services, she has been a natural fit ever since she was added to the roster in 2016. “Kayla is an invaluable asset to Westview Sports Medicine. She offers a great combination of positive energy and dedication to patient care.” stated Williams.
Having grown up in Pomfret, Kayla maintains strong connections to this quiet corner community. Many of her patients knew her before she was providing treatment as a Physical Therapist; and if they don’t know her specifically, she says there’s a good chance they know her parents or her grandparents. Kayla studied at the University of Connecticut prior to her position at Westview. There, she earned an undergraduate degree in Allied Health Sciences and continued studying with University to achieve her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
When she isn’t helping patients and athletes to “Get Back in the Game” Kayla enjoys watching sports, cheering for teams like the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. She also enjoys the outdoors, whether she is embarking on a camping trip or taking a hike with her wife Emily and their dog, Piper. Family is another key element in Kayla’s life, and she appreciates spending time with her family members in the area.
The esteem that this award represents from Kayla’s peers and patients is mirrored by the pride she feels back towards them. In the two years since she began working with this team of therapists, the camaraderie seems to have benefitted all. In her words: “They’re all such good clinicians as well as coworkers. It’s not just one thing that makes this program great—it’s the quality of care, it’s the professionalism, it’s the passion we all observe in each other.”
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 facility is located in Dayville, Connecticut and is ranked among the top nursing facilities in the nation according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service; and U.S. News and World Report for the past 10 years.
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