Kathy Walrod, a home health aide, was honored as the Employee of the Year representing Hultquist Place Assisted Living at Lutheran, at the recent Chautauqua County Home Care Association Annual Employee Recognition dinner.
"I was totally surprised and honored to be chosen," said Kathy. "The residents are the reason I come to work each day, and I work with a great bunch of people."
Walrod began her career with Hultquist Place in 2006. Through the years she has always been resident focused, caring about their safety and wellbeing. She is a natural leader, acting as a preceptor and role model for new and older employees alike.
Kathy Walrod, center, home health aide at Hultquist Place Assisted Living, is presented with the Employee of the Year award from Hultquist Place leadership. From left are: RaeAnn Crandall, assistant director of clinical services; Cindy Steel, director of clinical services; and Kathy Lynch, Hultquist Place administrator.
"Kathy looks for the win-win in every situation whether it concerns a resident, family member or coworker," said Kathy Lynch, Hultquist Place administrator. "She is quick to offer positive solutions and is well respected by her team members."
Hultquist Place is a New York State Assisted Living Program that gives seniors access to many different services, so they can remain healthier, more active and independent. Located on the Lutheran campus, 44 additional suites were added in 2011, in response to an increased demand for this level of care. For more information about assisted living contact Lynch at 720-9601.