Leslie Taylor, phlebotomist for Day Kimball Healthcare’s Laboratory and Blood Draw Services department, has been named employee of the month for December by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH).
Taylor, began her career at Day Kimball Hospital as an intern in April 2014. In her current role as phlebotomist, Taylor is responsible for performing both outpatient and inpatient blood draws at Day Kimball Healthcare’s blood draw locations as well as in nursing homes and private residences for homebound individuals. As a highly qualified and caring professional, Taylor supports the mission of the Laboratory to provide quality diagnostic testing for the community. In recognition of her dedication and commitment to high-quality patient care, Taylor received the Champion of the Human Spirit award from Day Kimball Hospital.
According to Taylor’s supervisor, Director of Laboratory Services and Diagnostic Imaging, Patti Bernier, “Over the past four years I have had the privilege of working with and watching Leslie emerge from a quiet phlebotomy graduate to a confident spokesperson and advocate for our patients. Her energetic, positive attitude towards life resonates in everything she does. Leslie always puts patients’ safety and quality of care first. Our DKH Phlebotomy team is a better unit because of Leslie.”
In response to being named employee of the month Taylor said, “I am honored to be named employee of the month and proud to be a part of the DKH family.” When asked what she likes most about her job, Taylor said, “I love everything about my job. Giving patients a safe, positive, and comfortable experience makes me feel like I’ve done a good job.”
Taylor was born in Cherry Point, North Carolina. As part of a Marine Corps family, Taylor has lived in many places before settling down in Northeast CT where she currently resides with her son Robert.
Taylor earned her certification in phlebotomy and is pursuing her associate’s degree at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, CT where she is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. When not at work, Taylor enjoys exercising and outdoor sports, especially white water rafting.
PHOTO CAPTION: (l to r): DKH Board of Directors Chairman Joseph Adiletta, DKH Director of Laboratory Services and Diagnostic Imaging Patti Bernier, DKH Employee of the Month Leslie Taylor, and DKH President and CEO Anne Diamond, at Taylor’s Employee of the Month celebration, held December 18 at Day Kimball Hospital.