Health center awarded for investing in community

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 by Fred Ortoli Photography.

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 by Fred Ortoli Photography.

The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce presented Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center with the Silver Hammer Award, in recognition of the renovation of its 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 its 120-bed skilled nursing and rehab facility in October, a 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 in December.

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. 

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