Brian Rubscha connects with people not just computers
Gloversville, NY…Nathan Littauer Hospital announced their Employee of the Quarter last week in an organization-wide celebration. “This quarter we are recognizing an employee who has only been with us for thirteen months.” said Littauer’s President and CEO, Laurence E. Kelly explaining, “But in that short time, he has consistently gone above and beyond in his job duties in the name of the patients we serve.” Recognized for his positive attitude and his leadership with an intern, Brian Rubscha was announced the winner of the prestigious award.
Brian works at Nathan Littauer as the Network Administrator, a pivotal position for the hospital. “As the Network Administrator, Brian holds a critical role in maintaining our hospital’s information infrastructure” noted Martin Brown, Littauer’s Chief Information Officer adding. “Healthcare networks like Littauer’s are particularly vital because they facilitate communication among hospital staff, our offsite locations and provide access to crucial information. During emergencies, we call on our network to access live-saving information.” Brian’s position requires constant maintenance of the system and its connectivity, and installation of hardware and software while also troubleshooting PC issues.
Besides his job responsibilities, Brian recently finished an internship with a young student from VOTEC. Throughout the positive work experience, he spoke to the student about hard work and demonstrated a genuine commitment to his career and work. Undoubtedly, they were lessons that made a lasting impression on the student who is still in contact with Brian today. Cheryl McGrattan said, “It is impressive that Brian was able to create a positive experience for a high-school student given all the demands on his time.”
Brian said he was truly surprised when Mr. Kelly announced his name for the award. Fortunately, his family was there to witness the event. Later he reflected upon his success by explaining, “I try to give everyone I meet in life a helping hand no matter who they are, because there is always more to them than meets the eye.”
In addition to staff appreciation, Employees of the Quarter receive a plaque, preferred parking and a gift certificate.