Jessica Vernon starts off the year as Westview Health Care Center’s Employee of the Month for January. Over the last year and a half, Jess has been directly involved with Westview. First employed as an Administrative Assistant in the Sports Medicine department, she then joined the nursing department as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Yet well before she was working to maintain outpatient therapy appointments and billing, well before she joined the corps of caregivers that provide daily treatments and compassion, Jessica knew Westview was the place she wanted to contribute.
Upon receiving this award she was sure to state: “Growing up, I always knew that I would one day work at Westview with the most dedicated, caring, and loving staff I could ever know.”
The heartfelt connections that Jess establishes instantly with patients, residents, and staff have been rooted in her early life, where she established strong relationships with family and friends. She is the daughter of Diane and Kevin Vernon, and she shares a close bond with her brother Kevin Vernon, Jr. Spending time with loved ones is one of her favorite activities, in addition to reading, knitting, and watching streaming video content—again, alongside loved ones. In addition to being quick-witted, Jessica is quick-handed and quick-footed, as she proudly holds a karate rank of black belt and is an avid runner.
Growing up in Pomfret, Connecticut, Jessica has pursued great educational opportunities in the region. She started her educational path at the well-respected Pomfret Community School, later graduating from The Woodstock Academy in 2013. By 2017, Jessica held the dual distinctions of an associate’s degree from Quinebaug Valley Community College as a Certified Nursing Assistant as well as a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Striving for more, she now wants to work on a degree as a Registered Nurse.
Jess is determined to combine all that she has learned towards the pursuit of positive patient outcomes across a wide range of care needs. Jessica has an impressive amount of wisdom and experience for an individual at any age, but hers is especially profound considering her youth. Perhaps this is most evident by her successful integration to a career path that focuses her talents outward. Moreover, Jess’s description of a day at work hardly sounds like a day at work: “I am truly humbled and honored to be a part of the Westview family, and I enjoy my time spent with the residents and patients.”
Westview Administrator David Panteleakos admires the combination of enthusiasm and tenderness that Jessica brings to work every day. “Jessica is very deserving of the employee of the month distinction and acknowledgement,” stated administrator David T. Panteleakos. “Her commitment to providing excellent health care services and dedication to the residents is outstanding. Jess also does not shy away from hard work and is always willing to pitch in when needed.”
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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