At Healthcare IT Leaders, we're proud of the dedicated team we’ve built since opening our doors in 2011, and much of our success is due to positive word-of-mouth and referrals from our loyal consultants.
In 2021, to mark our 10th anniversary, we announced a referral contest for our consultants with a new Tesla as the grand prize. Today we're thrilled to announce that Kendy Valbrun, a Contact Tracer and team lead in Massachusetts, is our contest winner. (Play the full video above to see his heartfelt reaction).
Kendy joined us last year to support clients who require contact tracing through our Healthy Returns practice. In his role, he reaches out to COVID-positive individuals and their close contacts, providing valuable health and safety information. He was motivated to pursue contact tracing after experiencing family hardship early on in the pandemic.
“My mom, who’s 68 years old, was in and out of the hospital with COVID. Then, in January 2021, she went into cardiac arrest. But, thank god, we still have her with us today. She is the reason why I wanted to do this, so I can reach out to as many people as I can to give them the information they need,” shared Kendy.
His love for helping others was a “perfect fit” for the contact tracing position, says Kendy. His personal commitment toward supporting loved ones and the community contributed to him being the top referrer in the contest.
Kendy Describes His 'Circle of Friends' for Support and Referrals
Most of Kendy's referrals during the contest have since started positions with Healthcare IT Leaders, including his fiancée who also works as a contact tracer. In addition to his new Tesla, Kendy earned a promotion this month to Lead Contract Tracer.
Thank you to our consultants
As we congratulate Kendy for his tremendous work and well-deserved achievement, we also want to thank our entire Healthcare IT Leaders consultant team, who continue to provide support and guidance to countless individuals and health systems across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We appreciate your referrals and your hard work. And who knows? Maybe we'll give away another Tesla in 2022!