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Forest "Smokey" Neurath of Facilities Management Has Been Named Day Kimball Hospital's January Employee of the Month

January 27, 2009

Forest "Smokey" Neurath is Day Kimball Hospital’s January Employee of the Month.
PUTNAM, CT –Day Kimball Hospital announces that Smokey Neurath of Facilities Management is the Hospital's January employee of the month. The Employee Council, a group of 20 Hospital representatives, selected Neurath as the employee of the month after reviewing various nominations from hospital management.

In receipt of the employee of the month award Neurath said, "I'm both honored and surprised to receive this employee of the month award. Facilities Management is a great department to work in and my co-workers are a great bunch of people."

Neurath is responsible for a wide variety of tasks each day ranging from the maintenance and installation of equipment to designing blueprints for new offices. Beginning his career at Day Kimball in the Housekeeping Department, Neurath has been a part of the Hospital family for 14 years.

Neurath's colleagues recognized his achievement by commenting on his excellent judgment and his ability to work independently and set his priorities. They continued that Neurath has an excellent knowledge of the Hospital's systems and is continuously learning new methods of operation. Neurath was instrumental in completing the Day Kimball HomeCare renovation in Plainfield, endearing himself to the employees that work there with his positive attitude and upbeat personality.

Neurath is a graduate of Ellis Technical High School in Danielson, and prior to joining the team at Day Kimball Hospital; he acquired a Commercial Drivers License and was employed by Frito Lay. Neurath currently resides in Woodstock with his wife. The couple has two children.

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