Wartburg, a leading provider of senior care services in Westchester County, honored 89 employees for their service and dedication at the annual Years of Service Luncheon held March 11 on their beautiful 34-acre campus.
“We celebrated 89 employees who together represented 1,005 years of service. What a great testimony to our employees and the value that Wartburg brings as an employer of choice in Westchester County and the Mount Vernon community,” said Dorothea Bell, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Wartburg.
Awards are given every year to employees for service in increments of five years. Three employees received an honor for 35 years of dedicated care to our residents and registrants and the same for 25 years of service. Six employees received a gift for 20 years of employment at Wartburg, 20 employees for 15 years and 25 caregivers for 10 years. Wartburg was honored to recognize 32 employees for five years of care.
For the first time this year, Wartburg presented the Edgar J. Myers Leadership Award, named for the longtime beloved President of the Wartburg Foundation and former board member. Patricia Kyer, an 18-year home care veteran with Wartburg, received the inaugural award for her dedication to patients and embodying the mission.
In response to her recently bestowed honor, Ms. Kyer said, “To be given an award in Mr. Myers name makes me feel especially honored. I so very much enjoy the work I do for the home care patients at Wartburg”.
“Wartburg is a service organization, known for generations of caring and dedication to vulnerable populations,” said David J. Gentner, President and CEO of Wartburg. “We’re only as good as our people, and our people are what make Wartburg so special. We’re happy to invest in our employees, and are always grateful when they honor us back with their longtime service.”
Wartburg is an award-winning provider of comprehensive senior services, including independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, adult day services and hospice care. www.wartburg.org. Its 34-acre campus in Mount Vernon serves seniors and their families in southern Westchester and the northern Bronx, and now the tri-state area. Wartburg’s nursing home has been recognized by U. S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State for the fourth straight consecutive year, in 2014. Over the past few years, Wartburg has launched an ambitious building expansion program, including the Friedrichs Residence, providing affordable housing for seniors with 61 independent living apartments, and a rehabilitation and adult day services center of excellence both opened in 2013.