United Hospital Center’s (UHC) Cheryl Farley, RN, BSN, manager of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab, was recently honored at the 2017 Progressive Women’s Association (PWA) Women of Distinction Award Ceremony on Friday, June 2 in Bridgeport. Farley is the manager of the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab.

“Cheryl does a remarkable job. When I’ve observed her interacting with her patients, the mutual respect and heartfelt care between them is clearly evident,” said John Fernandez, vice president of operations at UHC. “Cheryl is someone that I and the community can always count on.”

The theme of the awards luncheon, coordinated by the PWA, was Celebrate America. Farley and nine other women were honored for the work they do to better the region.

Farley is not only devoted to her job but also to educating the public. In addition to working with the American Heart Association, she also conducts screening events throughout the area and does newspaper, TV, and radio interviews to keep people well-informed on heart, stroke, and vascular disease, as well as other health concerns.

“It is an honor to be recognized and it feels good to know I am making a positive impact,” said Farley. “I love all of my patients, coworkers, and fellow UHC Associates. Over the years, working at UHC has never felt like work.”