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2018-10-11 / Business

Employees honored for more than 2,500 years of collective employment


More than 100 people were honored for their years of services with McGuire Group. Pictured are Director of Investor and Community Relations Jackie McGuire-Gurney; Jennifer McDonald, 25 years; Linda Cleary, 34 years; Vice President of Health Care Services Sue Grigg; Phyllis Lewandowski, 33 years; Kathie Kazmierczak, 26 years; Dawn Harsch, 25 year; and Sally Harvey, 39 years. In the back row are Cindy Hausle, a guest; Janet Galeza, 35 years; Principal and Director Edward Farbenblum; Chief Executive Officer Jim McGuire; President Steve Mercurio, 26 years; Director of Rehabilitative Services Melissa Graziano; and Lynmarie Phillips, 28 years. More than 100 people were honored for their years of services with McGuire Group. Pictured are Director of Investor and Community Relations Jackie McGuire-Gurney; Jennifer McDonald, 25 years; Linda Cleary, 34 years; Vice President of Health Care Services Sue Grigg; Phyllis Lewandowski, 33 years; Kathie Kazmierczak, 26 years; Dawn Harsch, 25 year; and Sally Harvey, 39 years. In the back row are Cindy Hausle, a guest; Janet Galeza, 35 years; Principal and Director Edward Farbenblum; Chief Executive Officer Jim McGuire; President Steve Mercurio, 26 years; Director of Rehabilitative Services Melissa Graziano; and Lynmarie Phillips, 28 years. A recent celebration honored more than 100 individuals who have been employed for 25 years or more by the McGuire Group, which is headquartered on Cayuga Road in Cheektowaga.

The event included speeches from Chief Executive Officer Jim McGuire, Chairman Frank McGuire and President Steve Mercurio as well as a video collage of each employee in action.

The honorees work at all five of the group’s local facilities as well as the corporate center and represent nearly every department in the company.

Collectively, each year they administer more than 3,200,000 medications; prepare and serve more than 1,095,000 meals; provide 32 million minutes of therapy; process 48,000 claims; clean and maintain more than 500,000 square feet of buildings; complete 16,000 social work assessments; provide 10,000 activities; maintain 24,000 medical records; perform 730,000 grooming events; and admit, care for and discharge more than 4,000 patients.

“These individuals are heroes, and we are honored to recognize their impressive commitment to our residents and our organization,” said Mercurio.

While Mercurio played a role in honoring the attendees for their years of service, he too was an honoree having been with the organization for 26 years.

McGuire Group facilities include Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg, Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga, Harris Hill Nursing Facility in Williamsville and Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca.

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