I CARE – Elderwood’s guiding principles are brought to life by its staff

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At Elderwood our core values drive the care we provide. They are easily summed up and remembered through an appropriate acronym – I CAREIntegrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. Our dedicated nursing team offers, perhaps, the best example of how we live our core values. They lay the foundation behind every health care service provided to our patients throughout their experience with Elderwood.

Rebecca Littler, Chief Nursing Officer

“As a nursing leader, demonstrating integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence is at the core of who I am, and I look forward to passing on my knowledge to those who will come after me,” said Rebecca Littler, chief nursing officer at Elderwood Administrative Services, whose career has spanned across serving as a CNA, Unit Manager, and eventually Director of Nursing and Quality Management. Littler’s nursing career inspirations started when she was five years old. She would make regular visits to help an elderly neighbor. “I have been able to touch countless lives of patients, residents, families of those patients, other health care workers and most importantly my own family. ICARE for all those I meet, all those I lead and for all those in need.”

“As a nursing leader, demonstrating integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence is at the core of who I am, and I look forward to passing on my knowledge to those who will come after me,” said Rebecca Littler, chief nursing officer at Elderwood Administrative Services, whose career has spanned across serving as a CNA, Unit Manager, and eventually Director of Nursing and Quality Management. Littler’s nursing career inspirations started when she was five years old. She would make regular visits to help an elderly neighbor. “I have been able to touch countless lives of patients, residents, families of those patients, other health care workers and most importantly my own family. ICARE for all those I meet, all those I lead and for all those in need.”

I: Integrity — We are honest and do what is right.

Donna Rebelo, RN Infection Prevention and Educator

“Doing what’s right in all situations; keeping my word to patients, their families and to the staff.” – Donna Rebelo, RN Infection Prevention and Educator at Elderwood at Hamburg. 

C: Collaboration — We work as a team and earn the trust of our partners.

“We as nurses need to work together with every department in the health care field as well as the residents and their family members to collaborate the best care for our residents. Teamwork is the key to success.” – Amber Ezzo, Assistant Director of Nursing at Elderwood at Williamsville.

A: Accountability — We turn purpose into action to achieve our goals and celebrate the accomplishments of others, taking ownership of words, actions and decisions.

Patti Dole, Director of Nursing

“There are things we are responsible to do every day,” said Patti Dole, director of nursing at Elderwood at Hamburg. “We must be aware of what they are and take ownership of them.”

R: Respect — We treat others with courtesy and dignity.

“All of our employees no matter what department they work in, are of value,” said Tonya Stumpo, regional nurse consultant with Elderwood Administrative Services. “I maintain respect for all staff, their input, ideas, and opinions are valued and are an integral part in the success of the Elderwood team.”

“Treat people how you would want to be treated.” – Laura Santa Lucia, LPN at Elderwood at Williamsville.E: Excellence — We commit to high standards in all our endeavors and we are passionate about showing respect and loyalty to residents, their loved ones, fellow workers and others. We pursue high standards and innovation to be the best.

Jennifer Obrochta, RN Unit Manager

“Always strive for excellence,” said Jennifer Obrochta, RN Unit Manager at Elderwood at Hamburg. “Working with patients and families to earn their trust while in our care is important to me.”

“I strive to be the kind of nurse that I would want to take care of me.” – Michelle Ducato, LPN at Elderwood at Williamsville.

“Treat others with courtesy and dignity as if they were my own family.” – Brenda Fox, LPN Supervisor at Elderwood Assisted Living at West Seneca.

Do the ICARE values speak to you?

Are you looking for an opportunity for a meaningful career? Learn more about nursing professions by visiting our careers page at www.elderwoodcareers.com.