May 3, 2016, Needham, MA – Wingate Healthcare, the Northeast’s premiere provider of healthcare and hospitality for seniors, today announced that Wingate at Ulster, a leading skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in the Hudson River Valley, received recognition from the New York State Health Facilities Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSHFA/NYSCAL) for two outstanding service awards. Receptionist Carole Booth has received the 2016 Heart and Hands Award, awarded to a non-nursing, non-managerial employee. Michael Beck has received the 2016 District Volunteer of the Year Award in the young adult category.
Carole has been employed by Wingate at Ulster for 15 years and is a beloved member of the community. She embodies the qualities exhibited by the Heart and Hands Award, going above and beyond to care for the residents and staff at the Ulster skilled care center.
“We could not ask for a better person to represent our community than Carole,” said Wingate at Ulster Administrator Maura Brennan. “Her kindness and dedication to our community touches us all, and truly represents the best of Wingate. We’re proud that Carole has been recognized for all that she does for our residents and staff!”
Michael received the 2016 District Volunteer of the Year award for his volunteer service at Wingate at Ulster. He has been a volunteer at Wingate for two years, and his care, compassion and work ethic has distinguished him as a vital member of the Wingate team and a deserving recipient of this Volunteer Award.
“Michael is a wonderful addition to our team at Wingate,” said Wingate at Ulster Administrator Maura Brennan. “His enthusiasm for our residents and commitment to supporting our staff has made a mark on our community. His volunteerism is exemplary and deserving of this prestigious award from NYSHFA/NYSCAL.”
NYSHFA/NYSCAL is a statewide membership organization of more than 300 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
Wingate Healthcare is the Northeast’s premiere provider of healthcare and hospitality for seniors and delivers exceptional short-term rehab, post-acute care and long-term care in skilled nursing centers and assisted and independent living communities throughout Massachusetts and New York. With select centers offering special programs in Memory and Dementia Care, Ventilator Care, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and more, Wingate Healthcare is dedicated to meeting the critical needs and enhancing the lives of residents and families. Wingate Healthcare takes great pride in providing warm and welcoming communities and shares principles of respect, loyalty and trust. For more information, visit www.wingatehealthcare.com.