Meet our 2016 Nightingale Nursing Award recipients: Jodi Trottier, LPN and Kathy Chiulli, RN, MSN Jodi Trottier, LPN, follows her life's work at Southington Care Center

August 04, 2017

SCCJodiTrottierLPNforwebsite-1.jpgJodi Trottier, LPN, knew her niche was in nursing right from the get-go when she entered the nursing program at Wolcott High. Her instructor not only provided the education but the inspiration as well, Trottier recalled. “It was a great experience. I fell in love with nursing and the people,” she said.

Now Trottier is being recognized for her passion, dedication and expertise with the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing, Connecticut's largest state-wide nursing recognition program. She has worked at Southington Care Center for more than 10 years and was nominated by her peers. She was among three Hartford HealthCare Senior Services nurses being honored, the others being Kathy Chiulli, RN, MSN, clinical systems analyst; and Maureen Lahickey, RN, case manager/admissions director, Jefferson House
In Trottier’s nomination, she was described as: “an amazing nurse,” “respected by the CNA staff and other nurses,” “is truly committed to her patients,” and possibly most importantly, “is totally committed to SCC.”
At the care center, Trottier has worked in every department, from long-term care to short-term rehabilitation. She is accustomed to being flexible, filling in wherever, whenever needed. “Time management skills are important – priority is whatever the need is,” she said. Assisting patients in all areas has its own rewards, she said. With long-term care, there is a continuum and staff has the opportunity to form a relationship with the patient. Yet, it is wonderful to be able to play a role in recovery, enabling the short-term patient to return home. “I’ve always been comfortable in my role,” she said.

A Bristol resident, she is presently pursuing her registered nursing degree, a task which isn’t easy when working full-time and raising her family. Receiving the Nightingale Award was a surprise, she said, because she didn’t expect recognition for something she loves.

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