Helene Kimmons of Port Chester was honored with the Marian Nowak Award – given to the employee who embodies the best of Greenwich Hospital’s values – at the annual Employee Service Awards Dinner.
A 29-year veteran of Greenwich Hospital, Kimmons began her career at the hospital as a staff nurse in the intensive care unit and later worked in the post-acute care unit (PACU). Today, Kimmons serves as a leader and mentor as nurse manager for ambulatory surgery, PACU and pain management.
At the awards dinner, Kimmons was praised for her commitment to the highest standards of patient care. “Helene’s dedication to her profession is reflected in her innate ability to know what needs to be done at any given time. It is in her nature to inspire excellence,” said Norman Roth, Greenwich Hospital president and CEO, before an audience of nearly 300 at the Hyatt Regency.
“I am touched and honored to have been selected for this award,” Kimmons said. “I wouldn’t be here without the wonderful people I work with. They are like family to me. I’m proud to be a part of Greenwich Hospital.”
The highlight of the ceremony is the presentation of the Marian Nowak Award, established in 1990 in memory of Marian Nowak, a Holocaust survivor and a Greenwich employee for 41 years who exemplified the qualities of hard work, kindness, friendship, loyalty and humility.