MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – May, 28 2021 – Wartburg, a leading provider of senior healthcare and residential services in Westchester County, honored 79 employees for more than 1000 years of service and dedication at the annual Employee Service Awards Ceremony held on May 20th on its beautiful 34-acre campus.
Each year, recognition awards are presented to Wartburg employees for service in five-year increments. This year, fourteen staff members were recognized with 25 years of service, and eight with 20 years of service.
Wartburg also presented the Edgar J. Myers Leadership Award, named for the longtime beloved President of the Wartburg Foundation and former board member, to Ms. Karen Thomas, who is retiring after 20 years with Wartburg. Ms. Thomas played a key role in the Development office as well as Volunteers and most recently in the Friedrichs building.
“The annual Service Awards program is by far my favorite employee event at Wartburg. As an organization, our employees are our most valuable resource, their dedication to our mission is demonstrated through the quality of the care that we provide to our residents,” said Dorothea Bell, Executive Vice President of Human Resources.
Dr. David Gentner, Wartburg President and CEO, said, “Wartburg is about people serving people and this is what makes us special. This year we recognized more than 87 individuals totaling nearly 1000 years of service and it is an honor to work with such a talented team.”
Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services. Unlike conventional retirement communities, Wartburg provides a wide range of services to both residents living on their beautiful 34-acre campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, their continuing care approach has earned them a trusted reputation. Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage with an array of options to find the level of care that considers the whole family. Wartburg was named one of the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State” by U.S. News & World Report for the 9th consecutive year in 2019.
Contact: Rose Cappa-Rotunno