Norwell MA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014
Recognition is an important part of a healthy, stable, and rewarding work environment. Rewarding employees for exceptional service is a hallmark of the 65-year old Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group – one of the oldest senior services organizations in Massachusetts. The Welch Group celebrated more than 350 employees, beginning with those who have served for five years or more, at the organization’s Annual Employee Recognition Dinner, held at Pembroke Country Club.
The evening featured a special tribute video to the late Mrs. Rita M. Welch, who along with her husband Thomas (Frank) Welch, began caring for frail elders in their Braintree home in 1949. Today, Welch Group is led by third and fourth-generation family members and the company’s breadth of service covers the full range of senior care and housing options from independent living to short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing care.
“We invest in our employees and our employees invest in us,” says Welch Group President Richard W. Welch, referring to the extraordinary length of service of so many Welch Group employees. “For more than 65 years the Welch Family has focused on providing the highest standard of care to seniors,” adds Welch.
This year, Welch Group employees receiving top honors for their years of service to the company include John Howe, a 41-year dietary staff worker at Colonial Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Weymouth; Sandra Benotti, RN, an MDS/MMQ coordinator at Hancock Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Quincy who has been on staff for 40 years and Donna Griffin, director of social services at John Scott House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Braintree, who is a 39-year employee.
Innovation and quality care are the backbone of Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group – increasingly important with an estimated 72 million Americans expected to be 65 years old or older by 2030. That commitment has made the Welch Group a leading provider of continuum of care services to seniors and their families who may need housing or care options, including independent living, assisted living, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, Alzheimer’s care, adult day health or home care services. Several significant Welch Group milestones are being celebrated this year, included the opening of the company’s first nursing centers, John Scott House in Braintree and Colonial in Weymouth. They will, respectively celebrate 65 and 50 years of nursing excellence. Additionally the company’s first assisted living community Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth, will celebrate its 15th Anniversary.
In addition to awards for distinguished length of service, the Welch Group each year honors individuals who plan to continue their education in healthcare or related services. This year, there were 15 recipients of the Florence May St. John Scholarship. The scholarship was established by the Welch Family to honor St. John, who began caring for seniors in her home and would later set the model for her own daughter, Rita M. Welch who with her husband, Thomas, opened their first nursing center in Braintree - the John Scott House. The Welch Group, with facilities, located in Braintree, Brighton, Duxbury, Hingham, Marshfield, Quincy and Weymouth, employs over 2000 staff members. To learn more about the Welch Group visit online at: http://www.welchhrg.com.