BRISTOL, Conn. — Kerry Roy, RN, BSN, has been named the 2012 Employee of the Year for Bristol Hospital and Health Group, Inc. Roy was presented with the honor at the hospital’s annual Employee Service Awards Dinner that took place on May 23. She currently works as the clinical coordinator of the Bristol Hospital Bariatric Surgery Program.
“I am so honored and blessed to be given this award,” said Roy, a resident of Bristol. “I really consider this to be a tribute to all the nursing leaders in my career who have served as my mentors and have empowered me to accept new challenges.”
Roy was nominated for the award by co-worker Cathy Chasse, RNFA, who wrote in her nomination: “Kerry’s interaction with her patients begins at the bariatric informational sessions where she presents the facts of the program. She is then physically present for the surgical procedure; often being the last face the patient sees before going off to sleep, and then on to the office where she monitors progress, offers support, teaches and celebrates successes.”
To be nominated as a Bristol Hospital Employee of the Year, the staff member must clearly demonstrate values of the hospital’s STEP program (Service, Teamwork, Excellence, Professionalism). The recipient serves as a role model for others by demonstrating outstanding work ethic and performance, and also makes a significant contribution to the mission, vision and values of Bristol Hospital.
Roy started at Bristol Hospital in 1987 and has worked in numerous nursing roles on the medical/surgical floors, in the intensive care unit and the recovery room. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Saint Joseph’s College in North Windham, Maine.
Bristol resident Kerry Roy, RN, BSN, was named the 2012 Employee of the Year for Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group, Inc. Presenting Roy with the award at the hospital’s annual Employee Service Awards Dinner is Kurt Barwis, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Bristol Hospital and Health Care Group, Inc.