Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Employee Spotlight - Sheryl Shevchik

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. “ George Washington Carver

Sheryl Shevchik began her career at Redstone Highlands in 2005 as a Food Service Manager. She remained in this position for seven years until she transitioned to the Personal Care Manager in Greensburg in 2012.  She is very thankful for Redstone’s core value of lifelong learning because it allowed her to make this career change and provide her with personal development and growth. 

Under her direction, the Personal Care Home at the Greensburg community successfully provided care to a changing elderly population.  Sheryl’s commitment to “aging in place” allowed many residents to remain in their residences longer.  Sheryl educated residents, family members, and staff on how changing resident needs could be met.  

In January 2014, Sheryl was promoted to Campus Director of the Murrysville campus. In her new role, she has already demonstrated strong leadership to her team.  She is still upholding her commitment to aging in place by continuing to meet with residents and their families to discuss resident needs.

Sheryl truly has a caring heart for the elderly.  This has been shown time and time again, especially when she is teaching others to care for elders.  Sheryl stepped in to provide dementia training to employees using the Hand in Hand training series that was developed by the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  This training series emphasizes person-centered care in the care of persons with dementia and the prevention of abuse.  She then took this program a step further and started a family support group for family members of individuals inflicted with dementia and has taught the Hand in Hand training series to that group. 

“Redstone is a wonderful place to work.  The residents and staff are my second family. I enjoy working for a company that stands by its Core Values.  I am proud to say that I have been a Redstone Highlands employee for nine years and I look forward to many more,” Sheryl said.

Recently, Sheryl was selected as a 2015 Leading Age PA Fellow.  Being a fellow in leadership is an exciting learning opportunity created exclusively for Leading Age PA members.  It is a one year leadership development program that equips tomorrow’s leaders with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in a new era of aging services.  It was created to develop passionate, committed, empowered, and transformational leaders who will create the future of aging services in Pennsylvania.  Entrance into the program is very competitive. 

As an emerging leader with Redstone, Sheryl has demonstrated her commitment to Core Values and a people first culture.  Redstone is proud of Sheryl’s admittance into this exciting program and supports her in this endeavor! Sheryl, thank you for your dedication and years of service.  We are blessed to have you among our family here at Redstone Highlands!