John Ruggieri, technical analyst in the information technology (IT) department at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH), has been named employee of the month for September by DKH.
Ruggieri, who has been in the IT field for eight years, first began working at DKH in 2014 as a desktop support technician. In 2015, he transitioned into his current role as technical analyst. In this role, Ruggieri is responsible for the networking, storage, and server environments used at the Hospital. Other responsibilities include providing troubleshooting support to users within DKH.
According to Ruggieri’s supervisor, Patrick Clifford Jr., information technology manager, Day Kimball Healthcare, “This award is well-deserved. John goes above and beyond in everything he does to support the user community we serve at Day Kimball ensuring their needs are addressed. He is a very valuable member of the IT department team and the DKH family.
In response to being named employee of the month, Ruggieri said, “When I was told that I had received the employee of the month recognition, I was pleasantly surprised. To be honored in such a way in an environment where so many people go above and beyond their duties is awesome, and to be part of it is both humbling and I am most thankful.”
When asked what he likes most about his job, Ruggieri said, “From a technical standpoint, the technologies that we are working with to provide the users with the best computing experiences that we can is fantastic. Outside of that, we in IT get to help so many different users in so many different capacities here at DKH. To be able to contribute and provide support to all the different departments here with the team that I am a part of is definitely something special. This is a great community to be part of, and I couldn't be more thankful.”
Ruggieri was born in Providence, Rhode Island and currently resides in Glocester, Rhode Island. He holds a bachelor of arts in philosophy from Rhode Island College. Ruggieri served as the vice president of the board of directors for the Rhode Island Trapshooting Association and a member of the American Fox Terrier Club.
Day Kimball Healthcare’s employee of the month program is sponsored by Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. “The Mashantucket (Western) Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino has been focused on taking care of the people that serve within our community, and we appreciate everything Day Kimball Healthcare does,” said Foxwood’s Director of Sponsorships and Partnerships Roy Colebut-Ingram. “Supporting meaningful employee recognition programs like that at DKH is just one way that we feel we can express our appreciation.”
PHOTO CAPTION: (l to r): DKH Interim President Joseph Adiletta, DKH Board of Directors Interim Chairman Janice Thurlow, DKH Employee of the Month John Ruggieri, DKH Information Technology Manager Patrick Clifford, and DKH Interim CEO and CFO Paul Beaudoin, at Ruggieri’s Employee of the Month celebration, held September 25 at Day Kimball Hospital.