Janet Yannotti, registered nurse for Day Kimball Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU), has been named employee of the month for December by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH).
Yannotti began her career at DKH more than 33 years ago in 1985 and has been a nurse for some 44 years. She is the department’s intravenous (IV) resource nurse, CPR Instructor, and is also responsible for the quality reporting for the ACU. Yannotti is credited with developing the IV team at DKH, during which she developed DKH’s peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) program, which is used to give medications, fluids and IV nutrition.
According to Yannotti’s supervisor, Linda Gervasio, operations coordinator for the ACU, “Janet is a gem! She consistently demonstrates DKH’s C.A.R.E. philosophy of courtesy, attitude, respect and enthusiasm. She is professional and poised, and her friendly smile and warm disposition instantly puts patients at ease. Janet is always willing to help wherever she is needed and often volunteers to float around the department. Her work to advocate for our patients and their safety has made a positive impact on their quality of care.”
When asked about what she likes most about her job, Yannotti said, “My job allows me to provide care to patients and their families at a time that’s usually stressful for them. Making their experience a positive one and easing their fears makes me feel like I’ve done a good job.”
Yannotti continued, “Providing the best possible experience for a patient and their family is the most rewarding part of my day. My job allows me to be diverse, working in several different areas; intravenous therapy, one-day surgery, the endoscopy unit and pre admission testing. And, my co- workers are the best! We collaborate about the plan of care for our patients, and share our work and personal lives with each other. ACU has an outstanding environment to work in.”
In response to being named employee of the month, Yannotti said, “This award came as a great surprise! When I was told I was the employee of the month I was speechless. I am grateful to have such an amazing group to work with. It is the greatest honor to be nominated by my peers.”
Yannotti grew up in Hicksville, Long Island, New York and currently resides in Mansfield, CT, where she lives with her husband, Greg. They have five children and five grandchildren. Yannotti earned her degree in nursing from the State University of New York at Morrisville, New York, and holds certifications in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), PICC, Legal Nurse Consulting, and CPR. Yannotti’s community service includes supporting Colon Awareness Day at Frito Lay in Dayville, CT, and providing hypertension screenings at Rogers Corporation in Rogers, CT.