April 27, 2010       

Waterbury Hospital Employees Receive “Golden Attitude” Awards 

WATERBURY – Six employees at Waterbury Hospital will be recognized for consistently exhibiting a positive and friendly attitude on the job during a May 6 ceremony at Waterbury Hospital in which they will each receive the hospital’s “Golden Attitude” Award. 

The Golden Attitude Awards are given out to Waterbury Hospital employees who have a strong record of service excellence, teamwork and dependability on the job. They are nominated and chosen for the award by fellow employees. The winners will be recognized at the upcoming ceremony and by having their names printed on plaques hanging outside the hospital cafeteria. 

“We feel it is important to recognize those who make such a positive impact in our work environment,” said Kathy Mulston, the hospital’s Vice President for Human Resources. “These employees set a good example and make the work experience more enjoyable for everyone.” 

The 2010 Golden Attitude Award winners are:

--Lydia Capuano, a clerical assistant in the Behavioral Services/Geropsychiatry Department.

--Kendra Damon-Smith, RN, a nurse in the Critical Care Department.

--David Dugan, a porter in the Building Services Department.

--Rana Lokites, a film file clerk in the Diagnostic Radiology Department.

--Edward Lucas, a staff pharmacist in the Pharmacy Department.

--Brenda Nichols, a senior clinical informatics analyst in the Information Services Department.

Waterbury Hospital is the largest private employer in the Greater Waterbury region, and serves a vital role in the economic vitality of Western Connecticut. It is a private, non-profit acute care teaching hospital licensed for 367 beds and affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Founded in 1890 as Waterbury’s first and Connecticut’s fourth hospital, Waterbury Hospital is a full-service community health-care institution with centers of excellence in primary care, cardiac services, behavioral health and orthopaedics.