We are proud to recognize Helen Spillane, Director of Nursing, on her 20th anniversary at The Enclave at Rye Rehabilitation and Nursing Center!
Spillane, an incredible and integral team member at The Enclave, has been working in the clinical field throughout her whole career. Interestingly, she originally applied to be a police officer in London before she began her clinical journey. “I saw a tv commercial for nursing, and it pulled me in.”
She began nursing training in London, with an interest in oncology. Before joining The Enclave, she worked on the oncology and bone marrow units at Columbia Presbyterian. Spillane shared, “I began at The Enclave when my son was in pre-k, and now he’s a post-grad student. I’ve seen everything over the past twenty years; I love The Enclave.”
Along with working at The Enclave, she also taught a course for the nursing leadership program at Westchester Community College (she was awarded for the work she did there). While also teaching aspiring nurses, she became certified in wound care, and makes wound care rounds every week at the community. She explained, “The more education you have, the better. I’m always on the units, I’m always a nurse.”
While those at The Enclave admire and speak so highly of her work in the community, she explained that she feels that way of her staff and the community: “It’s important to listen to your staff; you have to be there for them, like they are for your residents and patients. My staff are the best, and I need to recognize them for going above and beyond.”
Spillane continued, “There is so much support here [at The Enclave]. I love my residents, and I’m happy to be a part of the CareRite family. I’m happy to motivate and encourage my team members, and it makes me happy to see my staff happy.”
Spillane has been an integral part of the clinical team at The Enclave for the past twenty years; thank you for your unwavering commitment and clinical support!