Congratulations February Employees of the Month!

Congratulations February Employees of the Month!

February’s Employees of the Month improve quality of life for our residents while also promoting a positive team atmosphere for our staff. Please join us in thanking them and applauding their efforts, which have not gone unnoticed. These award winners received an award certificate and a gift card in recognition of their exemplary efforts. Some of the comments included in their recent nominations from fellow team-members are included below. Congratulations Christine, Gregory, and Seth!

Christine Herr

  • “Chris is an amazing secretary. She is always willing to lend a hand on or off the unit. Assists nurses as able, answer doctor’s questions, she can look up labs and test results. She is always kind to staff and residents. A vital part of Cedar Haven!” -Steph M., LPN
  • “Chris is very understanding and has helped me immensely with my numerous questions and she could always show where the correct documentations could be found in the nursing station. Always made me aware if any paperwork needed completed. Outstanding secretary!” – Deb S.
  • “Chris is a very kind, caring and compassionate employee. She is always helpful and never talks negatively about others. She has a positive attitude and is a delight to with her. Chris is so sweet to the residents. Chris has always been a very dedicated employee of Cedar Haven. We are thankful to have Chris  as a part of our team!”

Gregory Kercher

  • “Greg has stepped up and become our trainer for cooks and diet cooks!” -Zac
  • “He stepped up immensely with covering shifts. He helps the teammates with their meals or prepping. He has been a great asset as an AM supervisor.” –Corey
  • “We appreciate all of Greg’s hard work, appreciation and dedication to helping serve our residents and being such of an amazing team leader! Great job Greg!”

Seth Testerman

  • He never complains about working. He works well with others. Seth helps people with their work and has a good attitude during hard times. He is a good employee. Seth attends to residents ASAP! – Sam B.
  • Seth works extremely well with others and is reliable. He is attentive to others needs and is always on time. -Markita H., CNA
  • Seth is always willing to lend a hand to fellow employees. He takes pride in making sure his residents are well taking care of. – Joanne E.
  • I recommend Seth for employee of the month because he is a very reliable worker. Seth helps his coworkers everyday I’ve worked with him. Seth is very good with the residents and gives great care. Seth keeps everyone laughing and smiling even when we are down. I enjoy working with Seth. – Jeanette T., CNA
  • Seth has perfect attendance. He is a hard worker and a pleasant coworker. He is very good with the residents and other staff. – Jen B., LPN
  • Seth is always pleasant. He volunteers whenever staff need assistance. He makes sure everything is in order before leaving. He does NOT call off. Seth is caring and attentive to the residents needs. He is very dependable and a team player. – Evey G., LPN
  • Seth does whatever is asked of him by nurses to get the job done without complaining. He never calls off and is very reliable. Seth has never missed a day of work.  The residents adore him! He is an asset to our team and we are lucky to have him! Lindsay B., LPN
  • Seth has never missed a day of work.
  • Seth has never called off since his start date. He is reliable. Seth is compassionate with all the resident’s care. Seth is a team player. He is always willing to lend a helping hand. Stephanie T., LPN
  • Seth never calls off. He is a hard worker and listens to his charge nurses. He has made great improvement over the past several months. Thank you! 😊 Sara K., RN

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This year’s Winter Wonderland was a smashing success! Though the polar vortex has visited Lebanon and the rest of the East Coast with sub-zero temperatures this month, our residents were able to enjoy some winter cheer in the cozy recreation room at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center. The event featured lots of snowy scenes sure to bring back memories of winters past and some hot chocolate for all to enjoy.

Residents had fun assisting with preparations for the event by helping make the snowballs. One of our residents knitted the scarf for the large snowman as well as a decoration for his hat!

Winter Wonderland is one of up to 100 fun activities and events that take place at Cedar Haven each month. No wonder our residents are busy enjoying life at Cedar Haven with their friends and the Cedar Haven team. Contact our admissions team at 717-274-0421 to learn how you or your loved one can #EnjoyLifeWithUs.

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Thank you for visiting the Cedar Haven blog. Please contact us with your questions or visit our jobs page to learn more about career opportunities at our facility.

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Congratulations February Employees of the Month!

February's Employees of the Month improve quality of life for our residents while also promoting a positive team atmosphere for our staff. Please join us in thanking them and applauding their efforts, which have not gone unnoticed. These award winners received an...

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“Great Mom”: Sylvia “loved everybody and was loved by all” at Cedar Haven

“Great Mom”: Sylvia “loved everybody and was loved by all” at Cedar Haven

Born and raised in Lebanon, Sylvia was a resident at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center for just over two years. Her son, Nick, recently ordered a plaque for her and had it installed at Cedar Haven in memory of his mother. The plaque reads “Great Mom” and is placed outside the facility where Sylvia “loved everybody— staff and residents.” Here she is pictured on the right, while enjoying time with a friend in the Cedar Haven dining room:

“Of course my mom loved to talk to people, she was 100% Italian,” Nick recently explained as he recalled her time at Cedar Haven. “She loved talking to the Cedar Haven staff and they grew to love her, too. She loved Bingo, going on trips, and all the activities.”

Nick was fortunate enough to work close to the facility, making it possible for him to eat lunch with his mother almost every day.

Nick had some very positive things to say about the care and service that his family experienced at Cedar Haven over the past two years. “Nursing staff members like Deb and Melissa were awesome,” he explained. “The finance office was awesome. You guys have been great—really caring and understanding.”

Our staff’s condolences and best wishes are with Nick and the rest of Sylvia’s family. It was a privilege to have her smiling face at the facility and we will remember her every time we see her plaque on the way into the building. We’re so thankful that she enjoyed our activities and daily interaction with our staff. From all of us at Cedar Haven, we hope your cherished memories bring you peace as you remember your “Great Mom.” Nick, please continue to stop by to say hi!

Welcome to Cedar Haven!

Thank you for visiting the Cedar Haven blog. Please contact us with your questions or visit our jobs page to learn more about career opportunities at our facility.

Experienced Team . High Quality Care . Therapeutic Success . Friendly Atmosphere

Congratulations February Employees of the Month!

February's Employees of the Month improve quality of life for our residents while also promoting a positive team atmosphere for our staff. Please join us in thanking them and applauding their efforts, which have not gone unnoticed. These award winners received an...

Walking in a “Winter Wonderland”

This year’s Winter Wonderland was a smashing success! Though the polar vortex has visited Lebanon and the rest of the East Coast with sub-zero temperatures this month, our residents were able to enjoy some winter cheer in the cozy recreation room at Cedar...

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This is the first in a new series of posts introducing friends who #EnjoyLifeWithUs at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center. Mafalda and Diane enjoy the uniquely fun activity and event offerings that are a way of life at Cedar Haven:

Cedar Haven Healthcare Center, a skilled nursing facility in Lebanon, provides high-quality care in a friendly and engaging atmosphere. Cedar Haven is a premier choice for skilled nursing, short-term rehab, and memory care in Central Pennsylvania. We are known for the high-quality care we provide, our successful outcomes, and the unique quality-of-life benefits that we offer our residents. For example, up to 100 fun activities are offered for our residents each month. Therefore, many of our residents have made meaningful friendships and relationships at Cedar Haven while participating in our social events.

From Roommates to “Instant Friends”

Mafalda and Diane were instant friends when they met at Cedar Haven.  The two women were introduced when Diane moved into Mafalda’s room and they have been inseparable ever since.  They can be found at most of the activities offered at Cedar Haven but their favorites are bocce ball and bowling.  Mafalda and Diane recently participated in a fun activities trip to the Twin Kiss in Myerstown, PA.

Diane said that their friendship works because “we never get mad at each other”. Mafalda is thankful that she found a friend who can help her with things she is not able to do on her own, like riding the elevator or shopping at the Cedar Haven gift shop.

Diane and Mafalda have many friends at Cedar Haven with whom they enjoy playing games and reminiscing about earlier days.  They are both thankful for the activities and the Cedar Haven staff.

These ladies are just two examples of residents whose lives have been positively impacted by the friendships they’ve made at Cedar Haven. Take a look at our current event calendar to view the activity offerings at Cedar Haven this month and contact us with questions or if you would like a tour of our facility.

Thank you for visiting our blog. Please check back for more resident spotlights featuring friends in the coming weeks!

Welcome to Cedar Haven!

Thank you for visiting the Cedar Haven blog. Please contact us with your questions or visit our jobs page to learn more about career opportunities at our facility.

Experienced Team . High Quality Care . Therapeutic Success . Friendly Atmosphere

Congratulations February Employees of the Month!

February's Employees of the Month improve quality of life for our residents while also promoting a positive team atmosphere for our staff. Please join us in thanking them and applauding their efforts, which have not gone unnoticed. These award winners received an...

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Congratulations January Employee of the Month Award Winners

Congratulations January Employee of the Month Award Winners

We kicked off 2019 at Cedar Haven by presenting three of our outstanding staff-members with an Employee of the Month certificate and gift card as a way of saying thank you for all that they do on a daily basis.

Every month we choose staff members who are exemplary in the following ways:

  • Employees who are taking extraordinary steps in improving the lives of residents.
  • Employees who are alleviating concerns of residents’ loved ones and family members.
  • Employees who are providing guidance and mentorship to new members of the clinical staff.

Do you know someone who is deserving of an Employee of the Month or Quarterly Recognition Award? Nominate a Cedar Haven team member the next time you are at the facility!

Elsy Neuin

“Elsy concentrates on the welfare of residents and meeting their needs. She visits, communicates and tries to meet their requests. Elsy works to benefit the department and programs. She is encouraging and helpful to her coworkers when they need assistance and direction. Elsy takes charge of a program if needed and plans for this. She has a positive attitude.”

“Elsy enjoys working with the residents. She knows their needs and is a good listener.”

Emma Keller

“I witnessed Emma with a resident. Emma was so kind, calm and caring. The resident also communicated that Emma is “very good”. The resident’s family was also present and very appreciative of Emma.

“Quick recognition of resident at the start of a stroke. We were able to have the resident out of the door right away once symptoms started.”

“Emma is very knowledgeable, dedicated to the residents, and a great listener and observer. She goes over and beyond every day to make a difference in the lives of her residents. She is always smiling and has a very positive attitude and is an excellent role model. Emma has a strong desire to learn and do her job effectively. It’s a pleasure to have Emma as a part of our Cedar Haven team! Great job Emma!”

Deb Heagy

“Deb is a great housekeeper and very dedicated to her work. She goes above and beyond in keeping her unit clean for the residents.”

“It was brought to our attention by an outside vendor about the care, dedication and cleanliness provided to the residents at Cedar Haven by Deb. Deb was even on her hands and knees cleaning the floor. Thanks for all you do Deb!”

Welcome to Cedar Haven!

Thank you for visiting the Cedar Haven blog. Please contact us with your questions or visit our jobs page to learn more about career opportunities at our facility.

Experienced Team . High Quality Care . Therapeutic Success . Friendly Atmosphere

Congratulations February Employees of the Month!

February's Employees of the Month improve quality of life for our residents while also promoting a positive team atmosphere for our staff. Please join us in thanking them and applauding their efforts, which have not gone unnoticed. These award winners received an...

Walking in a “Winter Wonderland”

This year’s Winter Wonderland was a smashing success! Though the polar vortex has visited Lebanon and the rest of the East Coast with sub-zero temperatures this month, our residents were able to enjoy some winter cheer in the cozy recreation room at Cedar...

“Instant Friends” – #EnjoyLifeWithUs

This is the first in a new series of posts introducing friends who #EnjoyLifeWithUs at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center. Mafalda and Diane enjoy the uniquely fun activity and event offerings that are a way of life at Cedar Haven: Cedar Haven...

Congratulations January Employee of the Month Award Winners

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