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PUTNAM — Registered Nurse Phillip Axtell of Thompson has been named employee of the month for May by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH).
Axtell has been working at DKH for some six years and began as a mental health worker (MHW) in the behavioral health inpatient services department where he was nominated for the employee of the month award. Since the start of his career as a MHW, Axtell has cross-trained in the Emergency Department (ED), earned his nursing degree, and has recently been welcomed as a new addition to the ED’s staff as an RN. During his time as a MHW, Axtell was responsible for assisting registered nurses in providing direct patient care activities and a safe therapeutic environment. As an RN, his duties now include providing patient care, monitoring health conditions, and coordinating with other health care professionals.
Axtell was born and continues to live in Thompson. He attended Eastern Connecticut State University to obtain his bachelor’s of science in psychology and then attended Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester to obtain his associate nursing degree. He is also an EMT with Community Fire Company of Thompson.
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