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Gloversville, NY…Nathan Littauer Hospital announced the Employee of the Year earlier this month at the Goodwill Committee’s annual celebration. The winner, Kelly Viscosi a Physician Assistant, was awarded the top honor. “She truly has created an environment of care for her coworkers and patients.” stated Hospital Spokesperson Cheryl McGrattan.
Kelly Viscosi, RPAC (Registered Physician Assistant, Certified) works at Nathan Littauer’s Primary and Specialty Care Center in Mayfield. She has been working at Littauer for almost 15 years. With a specialty in internal medicine she is passionate about providing excellent patient care. She explained, “I want my patients to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, which is why I am such an advocate of preventative medicine.” An avid outdoorswoman from Duchess County, she studied medicine at Albany Medical Center.
Honorable Mention for the Employee of the Year went to Kathy Kraft, Vicky Edict, and Rose Bushnell. The “Employee of the Year” is a function of the Nathan Littauer’s Goodwill Committee which promotes employees who embody the Hospital’s mission. The committee recognizes an employee per quarter and announces an Employee of the Year. With 950 employees the hospital receives many nominations every year. “The standard is set very high.” stated Laurence E. Kelly, Hospital President and CEO at the celebration. Adding, “This is the person we put on the pedestal.” Kelly received gift certificates totaling $350. She also will receive a pizza party for her department, a photograph on the Hospital’s Hall of Fame, and literally a red carpet rolled out for her when she arrives to work on April 19, 2010.
When her name was announced she was quite surprised. “I was speechless and so surprised by the award.” stated Kelly. And the honor is well deserved. Nominated by several people, here are just some of the accolades for Kelly:
- Goes above and beyond for her patients
- Always gives people the time they need
- Genuinely cares for those around her
- The best advocate we have for promoting positive patient care at Nathan Littauer
- A great mentor
- She never complains
- Passionate and Knowledgeable
- A dedicated, extremely hardworking health care professional who combines her job with a sincere caring
- Her patients absolutely adore her!
Kelly responded to the award by saying, “I am very honored and feel privileged to receive this. I love my job, co-workers and my patients. I thank everyone for their kind words and hope I can continue to have such wonderful relationships. “