Debbie Bellinger, activities assistant at Valley Health Services in Herkimer, was selected as the VHS Employee of the Second Quarter of 2013.
Bellinger joined the staff at Valley Health Services in November 1999 as a certified nurse’s assistant and transferred to the activities department in 2003.
The co-worker who nominated Debbie said, “For the past two years, Debbie has really stepped up to the plate in the activities department. She is one of those behind the scenes employees who knows what has to be done and takes the initiative to get it done. We have had lots of illness in the department in the last few years and Debbie has taken it upon herself to help staff members complete their work. She is always a huge help to the dietary department during the holidays as well. Debbie recently had a holiday off and came in on her own time to assist in the activities room. She has worked at VHS for the last 15 years and the residents love her and know she will go the extra mile for them.”
The VHS Employee of the Quarter program recognizes the outstanding performance of Valley Health Services employees. Employees submit nominations and the winner is entitled to a designated parking spot for three months, a gift certificate, recognition in local newspapers and the facility newsletter and becomes eligible to participate in the Employee of the Year program.