GLOVERSVILLE — Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home announced Matthew Romell as the 2016 Goodwill Employee of the Year. Romell is a MIS system administrator on the main hospital campus. He was presented the award by Littauer president and CEO, Laurence E. Kelly, before a gathering of his friends, family, Littauer staff and administrators. Romell has been a Littauer employee for four years this month.
“Although only here for a short time, Matt has made a long-term and enjoyable impression at Littauer,” said Kelly. “Matt is a professional team player who treats everyone with courtesy and respect along with a smile and great sense of humor. He always finds the solution.”
“I appreciate this, but it’s very easy for me because I work with such a great team,” said Romell.
Littauer has almost 1000 employees. Romell was nominated by his peers for this top honor.
“Matt meets everyday challenges with a positive attitude,” said Goodwill Committee Chairperson Brenda Hammons. “In the time he has been here, he has made a notable difference with so many technical issues,” Hammons added.
In a blind format, the Goodwill Committee narrowed the scope of nominations to three top finalists. First runner-up honors went to Nora Albertin, human resource generalist in Littauer’s Human Resources department. The second runner-up award went to Tammy Gerdes, Littauer’s senior mammography technician. Both Albertin and Gerdes received a check and a gift certificate to the hospital’s gift shop.
Romell received along with his honor flowers, a cake, gift certificate, check, the coveted year-long prime parking spot, and a plaque on Littauer’s Wall of Fame.