Wendy Blackmar, pre-certification clerk has been named employee of the month for January by DKH.
Blackmar, who has nearly 30 years of experience in the medical field, began her career at DKH in February 2012. In her role, Blackmar acts as a liaison between the patient, physician, and insurance company and assists patients with the next level of their care with regard to financial responsibility and scheduling. Additional responsibilities include verifying patients’ insurance benefits and eligibility, obtaining required pre-certifications, providing assistance and education to physician practices, and assisting patients in understanding their insurance benefits.
According to Blackmar’s supervisor, Patient Access Manager, Jill Privee, “I have worked with Wendy as both a peer and supervisor and from the beginning of our working relationship I have observed the qualities Wendy possesses as nomination-worthy. Wendy takes on additional responsibilities without being asked, she offers her help to anyone who appears in need of it without hesitation, and she is not afraid to step in and take charge if the situation warrants it. Wendy has an excellent rapport with all team members within the department. She can be direct, yet do so with finesse and professionalism, which in turn gains the respect of her peers.”
In response to being named employee of the month Blackmar said, “I am honored and humbled to be named employee of the month. We are all deserving of this award.” When asked what she likes most about her job, Blackmar said, “Of course my co-workers, but I also love the investigative side of my job, making sure all of the insurance and authorizations are in place. I look forward to a long future at Day Kimball Healthcare.”
Blackmar was born and raised in New Britain, CT. She currently resides in Putnam, CT with her husband, Kevin, her daughter, Julia, and her dog, Jessie. Blackmar has two step-children, Katherine and Gavin.
PHOTO CAPTION: (l to r): DKH Board of Directors Chairman Joseph Adiletta, DKH Patient Access Manager Jill Privee, DKH Employee of the Month Wendy Blackmar, and DKH CFO Paul Beaudoin at Blackmar’s Employee of the Month celebration, held January 22 at Day Kimball Hospital.