Rebecca Rainville, medical assistant and certified nurse assistant has been named employee of the month for July at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH).
Rainville began her career with DKH in 2009 working as a primary care medical assistant in Plainfield. In 2016, she assumed her current position as a certified nurse assistant (CNA) in the Hospital’s hematology/oncology unit at the Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center where she helps physicians and nurses take care of cancer patients and others requiring care.
Her primary responsibilities include initial patient triage and patient intake services where she accompanies patients to their room and prepares them for their appointment or treatment. In addition, Rainville assists with routine medical procedures, such as taking vitals, reviewing medications, preparing charts, updating patient records, as well as other clerical duties.
At an award ceremony recently held at DKH, Rainville’s supervisor, Carolina Starr-Manning, RN, MSN, OCN, CHPN, Director, Hematology and Oncology said, “Becky has proven to be a valuable asset to the hematology/oncology department. She demonstrates a true passion and commitment to patient care as well as an impeccable work ethic. I very much enjoy working with Becky during our regular office hours and at community functions. I regularly hear patients and staff singing her praises and the department physicians regularly say that they could not do their job without her!”
After being asked about what she likes most about her job Rainville stated, “Our patients. When I discuss working at the hematology/oncology department at the hospital, some people bring up how hard or sad it must be, which it can be, but 98% of the time it’s our patients that brighten our day; they put a smile on our face, give us hugs, lots of love, and food! Our jobs are all made even more worthwhile with all of the love that floats around our department from all of us, the patients and their family members.”
Rainville was born in Norwich, CT and currently resides in South Killingly, CT, where she lives with her husband and two children. She attended Quinebaug Valley Community College to obtain her CNA certificate.