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Day Kimball Healthcare Names Jennifer LeClair, Night Cook, Employee of the Month for April

Jennifer LeClair, night cook for Day Kimball Hospital’s Nutritional Services department, has been named employee of the month for April by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). 

LeClair began her career with DKH in 2010 in an entry level position within the hospital’s kitchen working in the dish room and delivering food trays to patients. LeClair has taken on increased responsibilities during her 7 years with the healthcare system and was promoted to a full time night cook in 2017. In her role as night cook, LeClair is responsible for a variety of preparation and cooking duties for cafeteria meals and patients including assisting on patient tray line by preparing, setting up and serving hot food items, reviewing menus to determine type and quantities of items to prepare, and maintaining a clean and sanitary work area.

According to LeClair’s supervisor, Director of Nutritional Services Ruth Gregoire, “Jen is an outstanding employee! She is one of the most reliable, trustworthy, and positive people we have in the department. Her job performance is one of the best. She goes above and beyond to help everyone she works with and is always available when needed. She is kind and courteous to our patients and is a great role model in the Nutritional Services department.”

In response to being named employee of the month, LeClair said, “I was honored that my fellow employees nominated me, and am proud to be recognized for my hard work. The people I work with are a great group and one of the best parts of my job.”

LeClair grew up in Washburn, ME and currently resides in Plainfield, CT with her husband, Richard. They have three children: a daughter Sarah, a May 2018 graduate of Three Rivers Community College; daughter Laura, a sophomore at Plainfield High School; and son, Ben, currently serving in the Navy and stationed in Virginia. LeClair graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1994 with an Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies. LeClair has completed ServSafe food and beverage safety training and has received a certificate from the National Restaurant Association.

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