The Island Hospital Employee of the Month for December is Debbie Ekstrom, Clinic Scheduler in the Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Department.
Debbie is able to deal with fragile and often vulnerable patients with grace and kindness in a truly helpful and compassionate manner. Daily, she uses her positivity, empathy, and listening skills to diffuse difficult situations. No matter the situation, Debbie remains calm and maintains her composure. She is responsive, energetic and always smiling. Patients often look forward to their interactions with her. In fact, everyone Debbie comes in contact with feels better having interacted with her. Her supervisor notes, “Debbie is committed to providing the best possible patient service at all times. We are fortunate to have her as part of our team.”
Since her arrival in 2013, Debbie has characterized Island Hospital’s Promise to consistently provide the best customer service to our patients, families, guests and colleagues. Congratulations and thanks for being an inspiration, Debbie!