Students Graduate from Harris Hill’s Hospitality Pilot Program

Students Graduate from Harris Hill’s Hospitality Pilot Program

July 15, 2016 Harris Hill, Press Room
Lancaster High School students Christine Burakowski (front left) and Elizabeth Goss (front center) pose with mentors and staff from Harris Hill who worked with the students throughout the year. Pictured from left: Bernard Mosher, instructor from Lancaster High School; Phyllis Wojcik, housekeeper; Cheryl Boling, job coach from Lancaster High School; Flo Jordan, LPN, associate director of quality and education; Jonathan Hart administrator; Kim Whalley, restorative technician; Stacy Bastian, RN, director of nursing; and Angela Mostiller, human resources

Lancaster High School students Christine Burakowski (front left) and Elizabeth Goss (front center) pose with mentors and staff from Harris Hill who worked with the students throughout the year. Pictured from left: Bernard Mosher, instructor from Lancaster High School; Phyllis Wojcik, housekeeper; Cheryl Boling, job coach from Lancaster High School; Flo Jordan, LPN, associate director of quality and education; Jonathan Hart administrator; Kim Whalley, restorative technician; Stacy Bastian, RN, director of nursing; and Angela Mostiller, human resources

Students from Lancaster High School graduated from Harris Hill Nursing Facility’s first hospitality internship program. Christine Burakowski and Elizabeth Goss have been interning at the facility five days a week for the 2015/2016 school year as part of a pilot program between the district and the facility. During the year, the students shadowed restorative technician Kim Whalley and Housekeeper Phyllis Wojcik as they performed their daily duties. The girls’ responsibilities included ensuring the rooms were stocked and set up for incoming patients, cleaning and restocking areas within the facility, assisting with dietary set up  and various other tasks. In addition, Elizabeth played the clarinet weekly for the residents. “Everyone at Harris Hill Nursing Facility made such a positive impact on Christine’s and Elizabeth’s lives during our pilot-internship year that will never be forgotten,” stated Cheryl Boling, job coach at Lancaster High School.

In addition to the hospitality internship program, students from Lancaster High School also take part in a work-study program offered at the facility.

Christine will be returning to Harris Hill in the fall along with several other students. “We enthusiastically support this program and are happy to make a difference in the lives of multiple generations within our community,” stated Jonathan Hart, administrator at Harris Hill Nursing Facility.

Harris Hill Nursing Facility provides 24-hour skilled nursing care, post-hospital and outpatient rehabilitation, Journeys palliative care, memory care and respite/short-term care. The facility continuously receives five-star ratings from the federal government and finished in the first quintile of NY State’s quality benchmarking pool for three consecutive years. For more information, visit www.mcguiregroup.com or www.medicare.gov.

For more information contact Dawn Harsch, communications director at (716) 479-3865

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