Jessica Provencher, registered nurse (RN) for Day Kimball Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), has been named employee of the month for May by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH).
Provencher, who has been a nurse for some seven years, began her career first working in a nursing home and then skilled nursing before coming to DKH in 2015. In her current role as charge nurse and staff nurse in the ICU/ITEL departments, she is responsible for the assessment and care of the hospital’s intensive care patients. She also works per diem in the Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center.
According to Provencher’s supervisor, Carolina Starr-Manning, Director of Critical Care and Cancer Services, “Jess possesses the perfect combination of competence, caring and courage along with an amazing sense of humor. She is that person who we all want to work with and who patients want at their bedside. We are so very lucky to have her on our team.”
When asked how she feels about being named employee of the month, Provencher said, “It’s awesome! I absolutely love my fabulous co-workers and my unit. I love being part of a team that helps people feel better and helps patients take control of their health.”
Provencher grew up in Harrisville, RI and currently lives in Pascoag, RI where she lives with her significant other, Rob, her daughter, Lea, and 2 dogs, Yabo and Rosie. She earned her associate’s degree in Nursing from the Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI, and is working toward a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. She has also just completed the Clinical Nurse III program at DKH, an educational, experienced based program that encourages growth, advancement and development to further nursing careers at DKH. When not at work, Provencher enjoys gardening, CrossFit, and spending time with her daughter.