HERKIMER — Debbie Bellinger, Activities assistant at Valley Health Services’ in Herkimer, was selected as the VHS Employee of the Year for 2013.
Bellinger joined the staff at VHS in November 1999 as a certified nurse assistant and transferred to the activities department in 2003.
The co-worker who nominated Bellinger stated, “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. Debbie takes 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.”
As the VHS Employee of the Year, Bellinger received a $75 gift card and one paid day off.