Michael Nickerson’s “heart of gold” celebrated
Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home awarded their Employee of the Quarter to Mr. Michael Nickerson. Mr. Nickerson is a Licensed Practical Nurse II, (LPN2) at the Nathan Littauer Nursing Home, a position he has held since 2002. Mr. Nickerson was presented with a gift of appreciation by the Hospital’s President and CEO, Laurence E. Kelly during an employee celebration last month. He was also presented with a plaque. Mr. Kelly explained, “He exemplifies the true meaning of caring and compassion.” Mr. Kelly added, “He possesses exceptional clinical skills.” His coworkers, many who made the nominations, explained he “Has a heart of gold” and he “is an excellent role model”. One employee stated that Michael is “A rare gem that shines brightly”.
Mr. Nickerson said thank you to the crowd that had gathered, which included his mother. He did not know he would be chosen as Employee of the Quarter until Mr. Kelly announced his name. He later explained, “I was very surprised to hear Mr. Kelly announce my name. For me this job means everything.” Upon reflection as Employee of the Quarter he added, “I consider everyone I work with family”.
The Employee of the Quarter is a function of the Hospital’s Goodwill Committee a multi-disciplinary team that strives to recognize employees within the hospital who embody Nathan Littauer’s original mission.