Deborah Lucier, a patient account representative for Day Kimball Healthcare, has been named employee of the month by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Lucier began working for Day Kimball Hospital in 1979 and has been in Patient Accounts for her entire 37-year tenure.
Today, in her role as a patient financial advisor/telephone representative Lucier has a variety of important accounting duties as well as customer service responsibilities. She processes payments, processes financial aid applications, and helps with administration of the Northeast Connecticut Cancer Fund of DKH. She also supports DKH’s Development department by providing accounting support for incoming donations and assistance in the management of donor databases and mailings.
According to Amy Stewart, manager of credit and collections, “Deb has worked for DKH and in Patient Accounts for nearly 37 years. Not only does Deb bring her extensive knowledge and expertise to her position, she always brings a positive attitude and willingness to assist her co-workers and countless staff. Her commitment and dedication to DKH has been outstanding and I am proud to have her as part of our Patient Accounts team.”
Debbie Cyr, payroll and accounts payable manager at DKH, echoed those sentiments at a recent gathering to celebrate Lucier’s selection as Employee of the Month. “I have worked with Deb for 27 years and I can’t think of one moment in time when she was not calm and kind – she really deserves this honor,” Cyr said.
When asked how she feels about receiving this award, Lucier expressed that she was very surprised and honored to be chosen. She said, “I have met so many nice people in the past 37 years, throughout the organization.”
Lucier was born in Putnam, Connecticut and moved to Woodstock, graduating from Woodstock Academy. She has since returned to Putnam, where she lives with her husband and her son Ryan. Her other son, Kyle, along with her daughter-in-law and two granddaughters, live just down the road. She most enjoys spending time with her beloved grandchildren and says she also likes visiting Maine, being by the water, and working in the yard.