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Gananoque woman recognized for outstanding service
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A Gananoque woman has been recognized by Carveth Care Centre for more than three decades of outstanding service.

Heather Webster, a Personal Support Worker (PSW) at the home for 32 years, was named the home’s Employee of the Month for December.

“Heather Webster is a dedicated PSW at Carveth,” confirms Lynn Vereecken, Assistant Director of Care. “She has a gentle approach with residents who appreciate her kindness and patience. Heather is always ready to help where needed. She is a valued member of our nursing department and a great choice for Employee of the Month.”

Surprised by the award, Heather smiles at the good news.

“I’ve been here for 32 years,” confirms the mother of two, gesturing to the accredited long-term care home in the heart of the Thousand Islands.

“I’ve worked for all three generations of the Gibson family who owns the home.”

Dressed in clean scrubs, Heather pauses slightly when asked about her approach to health care.


 

“I do my best each and every day, with the time that I have,” she replies sincerely. “It’s important to take the time needed with residents and to show compassion. I’m going to be old someday and I would like to be treated the same way. You need to be patient and kind.”

Recalling a fun interaction with a resident earlier in the day, Heather notes, “Some of them make my day.”

Born in Gananoque, Heather just celebrated her eight-year anniversary with her fiancée. Her son was married last June. She enjoys walking, camping and travelling by motorcycle.

Asked to describe herself, she uses words such as compassionate and caring. Heather values common sense and an honest day’s work.

“I’m a giving person,” she says modestly. “I also worry about things getting done in my workplace. It’s important to me to something properly; to do it right.”

“Even as a kid roaming the hallways here, I always knew Heather was a great employee,” says Administrator Brett Gibson who grew-up in the home. “Seeing her win this award all these years later, confirms my initial impression of her. She cares about her job and it shows every day.”

Smiling at the people around her, Heather notes, “The residents make this place special.”

Carveth Care Centre is grateful for the patient and kind health care of Heather Webster

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