Wyckoff Florist & Gifts is celebrating 50 years of business by honoring 50 individuals who have demonstrated selfless acts of kindness and service. They will be accepting nominations throughout the year and each recipient will receive a bouquet of roses to honor the giving nature of its founder, the late Rose Fernandez.
Wyckoff Florist recently honored Wyckoff resident and Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) employee of 22 years, Carol Hertenstein, RN. Ms. Hertenstein is CHCC’s Utilization Review Director. In addition to receiving the bouquet of roses, she also received a note of gratitude from the owner of Wyckoff Florist, Dottie Van Der Horn. The note read, “It is our honor to present these roses to you for your compassion and service to our community. Thank you for your dedication and for making our town an even better place to be.”
Ms. Hertenstein, who is an active member of the local community, was recently re-elected as President of the Wyckoff Board of Health. The board provides residents with education on health and disease prevention and offers an annual Influenza Prevention Program and health fair in October. The fair attracts various vendors in the medical field and administers services including hearing assessments and information on stress-management. The Wyckoff Board of Health also participates in the Wyckoff Family YMCA’s annual Wyckoff Day.
As CHCC’s Utilization Review Director, Ms. Hertenstein ensures that the facility’s services are utilized in the best way possible, while monitoring each service and seeing that it’s fully reimbursed by insurers. She truly cares about those she serves and often shares her expertise and knowledge with co-workers. She has also been a key player in providing the community with the lecture series, “Care Conversations: Our Aging Parents.” The six-part series was jointly presented by CHCC, Van Dyk Health Care, The Wyckoff Family YMCA, and the Wyckoff Board of Health.
Ms. Hertenstein also displayed her commitment to the community during the 2012 October snowstorm and Hurricane Sandy. Placing any personal concerns aside, she worked vigorously to get Wyckoff residents emergency placement when CHCC opened its doors to the community.
“I was so impressed to see Carol’s passion and energy actively invested into the needs of those presenting themselves to the police and/or arriving at our shelter,” said Douglas A. Struyk, CPA, LNHA, CHCC President and CEO. “She helped the community to stay safe and warm during a very challenging time.”
For more information on how to honor a deserving candidate, visit http://www.wyckoffflorist.com/campaigninfo.htm.