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Posted on: May 18, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Valley View celebrates National Skilled Nursing Care Week


Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County’s Valley View Center for Nursing Care and Rehabilitation celebrated National Skilled Nursing Care Week, which ran from May 13-19, with a variety of activities and events.

Established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967, National Skilled Nursing Care Week, formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, recognizes the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s senior citizens and individuals with disabilities.

“Skilled Nursing Care Week helps us honor and celebrate our dedicated staff members and wonderful residents,” said Valley View administrator Laurence LaDue. “I’m proud of the staff here and commend them for the quality of life and extraordinary care that they provide our residents. We celebrate our residents every day because they are special to us and are a big part of the Valley View family.”

Valley View kicked off Skilled Nursing Care Week with opening ceremonies on Monday, May 14th in the facility’s Town Center. Valley View also honored 12 of its employees who celebrated service anniversaries, including Clinical Instructor Rose Kukys, who has been with the County for 40 years.

Also recognized were Food Service Supervisor Robert Adamec, Building Service Worker Randy Jacobs and Certified Nursing Assistant Clarice Henderson (25 years), and Physical Therapy Aide Carlena Morrison, Activity Specialist Alison Hallinan, Nursing Care Supervisor Florence Monfort, Nursing Care Manager Kathleen Cristiano, Cooks Joann Thomas and Wayne Watkins, Licensed Practical Nurse Kathleen McGinnis and Food Service Helper Marion Rodriquez (30 years).


(Clarice Henderson, a C.N.A. at Valley View Center for Nursing Care and Rehabilitation, speaks to a resident during opening ceremonies of National Skilled Nursing Care Week).

Valley View hosted other events during the week, including a talent show, bingo, sponge painting and a social hour on Friday, May 18th to conclude the festivities.

“Honoring the dedicated employees at Valley View and the residents they serve was a wonderful way to highlight the week,” Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus said. “Under Laurence LaDue’s capable guidance, Valley View’s employees provide engaging events and experience for both residents and staff.”

For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or


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