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By: Marissa Salvesen on December 28th, 2013

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Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center Receives Silver Hammer Award!

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Chamber photo resized 600The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce presented Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center with the Silver Hammer Award on Friday, December 13, 2013, in recognition of their outstanding renovation of their skilled nursing and rehab center at Wesley Village.

The award was given at the Chamber’s Annual Holiday Breakfast Club and Awards Celebration and is presented to organizations in the Valley region who have made a significant investment in the local community through the contribution of a beautification or construction project.

Bishop Wicke recently completed the renovation of their 120-bed skilled nursing and rehab facility in October, an innovative project that transformed traditional nursing stations into “interdisciplinary work centers” that encourage greater interaction between staff, residents, families, and guests. The project also included updated sitting and dining areas, therapy rooms, new furniture, lighting, flooring, technology, and artwork throughout the building.

The event was held at Molto Bene Italian American Kitchen in Ansonia and on behalf of the Chamber, Rob Lesko, Vice President at the DiMatteo Group, presented the award to David Lawlor, President and CEO of United Methodist Homes, and Debra Samorajczyk, Administrator of Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Lesko, a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Valley Chamber, shared a heartwarming story about his (soon-to-be) 100 year-old aunt and the compassionate care she has received as a resident at Wesley Village. Bishop Wicke is located on the Wesley Village Campus in Shelton and is owned and operated by United Methodist Homes (UMH), a local, not-for-profit organization committed to providing the very best in relationship-centered care. For more information about Bishop Wicke at Wesley Village, visit www.wesleyvillage-ct.org.

Photo Caption From Left to Right: Rob Lesko (Vice President at the DiMatteo Group and Member of the Chamber Board of Directors), Debra Samorajczyk (Bishop Wicke Health Center), David Lawlor (President and CEO of UMH), and Phil White (President, Better Packages, and Chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors). Photo credit given to Fred Ortoli Photography.

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About Marissa Salvesen

My journey into the world of senior living began when I started working for United Methodist Homes in 2010. Starting as an Activities Director at one of our-winning assisted and independent living communities and then transitioning to Marketing and Promotions Manager for UMH, I now work as the Manager of Mission Development, fostering the Mission and Values of our organization. I love sharing stories about the many ways we build meaningful relationships and enrich the lives of those we serve, and am proud to be part of building UMH’s 140-year legacy of caring. Wondering what makes our communities such special places to live and work? Connect with me and find out!

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