ERCC recognizes employees for years of service
ELKINS — Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center honored 18 employees for providing complete compassionate care at the Seventh Annual Employee Recognition Appreciation Awards ceremony.
The 18 recognized employees represent a combined total of 235 years of service at ERCC, Administrator Tara Shaver said. The individuals recognized have been employed at ERCC from 5 years to 50 years.
Of those recognized, one employee represents five decades of service at ERCC – Johnny Bodkin. Bodkin is an Environmental Services Aide at the facility, Shaver said.
“Our staff is the reason we provide such great care to our residents,” Shaver added. “We wouldn’t be able to do it without them.”
The employees received certificates of appreciation, lapel pins and cash awards. Some also received a wooden heart plaque honoring their service. Bodkin also received a rosewood floating plaque to commemorate his 50 years of service to ERCC’s residents. He also received a personalized handcrafted wooden clock.
“Johnny (Bodkin) is just great,” Shaver noted. “He is a pleasure to work with and he really gives it his all every day. The residents love him and so do we.”
Shaver added that the employees treat all of the residents like their own family, and that is why the facility has been so successful. A reception was held at the facility following the ceremony. The wood items presented to the employees were all handcrafted by Michael Pizzino.
“We’re just really thankful to all of our employees,” Shaver said. “Without them, we wouldn’t be able to operate this wonderful facility here in Elkins. It wouldn’t be the same without them.”