Shelton resident named Griffin’s employee of the year

Susan Gucwa-Bucasas of Shelton was named Griffin Hospital’s 2013-14 Employee of the Year. She has worked at Griffin for 10 years and is the nurse manager of Regulatory Compliance.

Gucwa-Bucasas was nominated for employee of the year for exemplifying the Griffin Hospital Customer Service Standards and the Planetree Model of Care in her daily work, and for being a team player who is consistently responsive to departmental needs and always willing to help with both education and training, according to a press release from the hospital.

The hospital’s employee of the year selections come from its monthly I Take It Personally program, in which employees are nominated by their colleagues for the honor. Each month, one employee is selected from the hospital’s four service divisions — ancillary, nursing, service and support — for his or her efforts to improve patient satisfaction and promote Griffin Hospital’s commitment to patient driven care. Of these employees, four are selected as finalists for employee of the year.