County officials gathered yesterday at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (LCCNR) to host a staff appreciation picnic celebrating employees for their role in the facility’s recent four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Members of the County’s Board of Supervisors, administration, and department heads took turns manning the grill and serving barbecue lunches while expressing their thanks to LCCNR staff for their hard work and noteworthy achievement. The new four-star rating improves upon the LCCNR’s previous three-star designation and places the County facility among top nursing homes nationwide. LCCNR Director of Long Term Care Justin Bayliss said recognition like this comes as a direct result of nurturing and retaining a skilled and caring staff.
“A Four-Star rating would not be possible without the efforts of all those that have worked so diligently throughout this past year at the LCCNR,” he said. “It displays the facility’s efforts in providing outstanding care to our residents. I think it’s extremely important for Livingston County and the management team here to recognize the employees for their dedication and determination in ensuring high level quality care to the residents of the LCCNR. We want them to know that we are here to support them in any way we can. Thank you to the County Board of Supervisors’ and County administrator for your continued support.”
Melissa Myers has worked with the LCCNR in environmental services for the last eight years. Meyers said she loves her job there and the people that surround her.
“This is a great place to work. All the people are friendly. I love the residents. It’s just a very nice place and I look forward to coming to work every day. Events like this thanking the staff are absolutely wonderful and really appreciated,” she said.