Deborah Lucier, patient account representative at Day Kimball Hospital, has been named employee of the year for 2016 at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). Lucier’s selection was announced at a staff event celebrating all of DKH’s 2016 Employees of the Month on January 26th.
Lucier began working for Day Kimball Hospital in 1979 and has been in Patient Accounts since. Today, in her role as a patient financial advisor/telephone representative, she has a variety of important accounting duties as well as customer service responsibilities. She processes payments, handles billing, and works on the Northeast CT Cancer Fund billing. In addition, she also supported the Development department this year with accounting duties of incoming donations to DKH HomeCare, Hospice, Homemakers, and Chaplaincy, and ensured that all were properly accounted for. She also assisted with the management of the DKH donor databases and donor mailings.
According to Amy Stewart, manager of credit and collections, “Deb has worked for DKH and in Patient Accounts for nearly 37 years. Not only does Deb bring her extensive knowledge and expertise to her position, she always brings a positive attitude and willingness to assist her co-workers and countless staff. Her commitment and dedication to DKH has been outstanding and I am proud to have her as part of our Patient Accounts team!”
When asked how she feels about receiving this award, Lucier expressed that she was very surprised and honored to be chosen. She said, “I have met so many nice people in the past 37 years, throughout the organization. I am truly honored and grateful to have been chosen for this award. Everyone’s kindness and congratulations are much appreciated.”
In a celebration for the 2016 Employee of the year which also honored the Employees of the Month, DKH CEO Joseph Adiletta, honored Lucier as well as the other 11 employees of the month at the celebration saying, “All of our Employees of the Month are special people – caring, compassionate and cooperative. They exemplify the traits we all want to have in our coworkers, our caretakers and ourselves. I couldn’t be happier to also honor Deb Lucier as our Employee of the Year. She has remained a shining example of these qualities throughout her impressive 37-year career here at Day Kimball. We are so very fortunate to have her on our team and we are so grateful for what she has brought, and continues to bring, to our organization.”
Lucier was born in Putnam, Connecticut and moved to Woodstock, graduating from Woodstock Academy. She has since returned to Putnam, where she lives with her husband and one of her sons. She most enjoys spending time with her beloved grandchildren and says she also likes visiting Maine, being by the water, and working in the yard.
The eleven other employees of the month in 2016 were:
January – Laurie Thompson, Laboratory Support Technician for Day Kimball Hospital
February – Brenda Koski, Site of Service Manager for Day Kimball Medical Group
March - Pamela Kane, Certified Medical Assistant for Day Kimball Medical Group Pediatric Center
April - Nancy L. Meade, Registered Nurse for Day Kimball Medical Group
June - Kevin Chisler, Housekeeper II for Day Kimball Hospital
July - Shelly Newton, Lead Service Specialist in the Diagnostic Imaging department of Day Kimball Hospital
August - Stephanie Walters, Certified Medical Assistant for Day Kimball Medical Group
September, Kevan Hazelton, IT Customer Service Technician for Day Kimball Healthcare
October - Karen Lamontagne, LPN, Pediatric Charge Nurse for Day Kimball Medical Group
November - Lynne Gunn, Registered Respiratory Therapist Day Kimball Hospital
December - Lisa Reardon, LCSW, Staff Psychotherapist, Day Kimball Healthcare
Top: Day Kimball Healthcare 2016 Employee of the Year, Deborah Lucier
Bottom: (l to r) Day Kimball Healthcare President and CEO Joseph Adiletta presenting an award to 2016 Employee of the Year Deborah Lucier at Lucier’s Employee of the Year celebration at Day Kimball Hospital, Thursday, January 26, 2017.