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Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Leslie in Administration for being recognized as our December Employee of the Month.

Leslie enjoys the opportunity to work with others. “First and foremost, it’s about the people. I thoroughly love interacting with everyone at this facility: the staff, the physicians and their staff, guests and their families, people attending meetings here in Administration, etc. etc. I enjoy greeting each and every person with a smile. I like using my skills and talents to assist others.”

When asked to reflect on what brought her to the healthcare field, Leslie remembers, “The summer of my junior year of high school, I interned at the Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in West Haven, Connecticut. That was my first experience in healthcare and then while an undergrad at UConn I actually started out with a Pre-Med major but soon shifted gears. I loved the allure of a career in healthcare because of it enables service to people. I began actually working in healthcare for the first time in the 90’s when I was first hired to do Workers’ Compensation at Yale New Haven Hospital (previously Hospital of Saint Raphael) and later transitioned into the Risk Management department there and loved every moment of it. The spark was ignited for healthcare!”

“I am completely humbled and feel truly blessed to receive this honor. This recognition validates the work that I do as well as the way that I do it. Working at MHfS these past two years has been very rewarding, especially being able to be part of Administration, often considered to be the central hub of activity (setting aside the OR Suite). I enjoy giving 100% every day with a smile to inspire others. Smiling, compassion and caring are all free gifts that keep on giving. Sometimes these simple intentional actions can change someone’s day. I try to make a difference by paying it forward.”

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