Sirois earns top NMMC employee honor
FORT KENT, Maine – Robin Damboise, Northern Maine Medical Center’s director of human resources, announced the Employee of the Quarter nominee for the second quarter of 2016. Lynette Sirois earned the award based on her patient advocacy, workplace dedication, determination and cooperation.
Employed at NMMC since 2010, Sirois is a medical assistant on the internal medicine team, and over the past seven years she has been part of the team in every office practice both as a receptionist and medical assistant; which according to her peers, demonstrates her flexibility and adaptability to new situations.
“The favorite part of my job is being able to help people,” Sirois said. “To get the opportunity to work alongside great providers and other health care workers who all share the same passion I have about helping people is the most rewarding. Hearing I have made a difference definitely is something I strive for every day.”
She is described as a proactive and determined individual, highly organized and loves a challenge. She is known to consistently seek ways to assist her colleagues to achieve excellent patient outcomes and she is able to think outside the box when faced with complex problems.
The oldest of four siblings, in 2003, she relocated with her family to the St. John Valley from Connecticut, where she was born and raised. She attended the middle school in Fort Kent, and was home-schooled through her high school years.
Sirois’ dedication carries into her personal life as a volunteer leader for the Catholic Youth Ministry. As a resident of Fort Kent, she is a youth minister in the St. John Vianney Parish. She volunteers at the grade school, has volunteered with the second-grade sacrament preparation students, and organized the Teen ACTS retreat held in Frenchville. Sirois is also an adult advisor for the Catholic Youth Leadership Team, which is a statewide team providing events and retreats for all youth in the state.
Amidst her full time work at NMMC and being an active volunteer in the community, she also holds a second job at the St. John Valley Pharmacy. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with siblings, going four-wheeling, attending concerts and she loves to bake, especially trying out new recipes.
The honoree will receive a monetary gift from NMMC and the Medical Staff for her performance excellence and her photo will be displayed on a plaque in a public location.