Employee Spotlight – Leona DesMoulin

Novembers Employee Spotlight shines on Leona DesMoulin, MHC, CASAC-T, Office Manager for the Department of Psychiatry and Addiction Services in the Administrative office.

During her 13 year tenure at Flushing Hospital, Leona has had the title of Office Manager in the hospital’s administrative office, the Reflections Chemical Dependence Clinic, and currently the Psychiatry Administrative office.

On any given day, Leona’s job description includes working with the Administrator, Chairman and Associate Chairman as well as other members of the department on multiple projects.  Her responsibilities include: keeping the administrative, clinical, regulatory, performance improvement, incident and risk management functions and processes up to date.

Leona is dedicated to her field and has received a Master’s in Healthcare Administration and is a Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor trainee.  She anticipates becoming more and more involved in the department’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Project.

Of all her titles, accomplishments, certifications and degrees, Leona DesMoulin’s favorite title is Mom. “I have one daughter who is currently a Registered Nurse in Orthopedics at the Hospital for Special Surgery.  My daughter is my pride and joy.”

When not at work Leona loves interior decorating, fashion designing, traveling, entertaining and church activities.

According to Leona, the most rewarding part of her job is, “Motivating others to flourish” and the most challenging part of her job is “bringing people at all levels of the organization together to form an effective and mutually reinforcing group for the benefit of each other and our patients.”  Overall, she says her experience working at Flushing Hospital is invaluable because she loves her job.

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