June 5, 2023
Richard “Dick” Plamondon started his career at St. Joseph Hospital in 1974 with the Environmental Services Department as a Housekeeper. After a few years in Environmental Services, he transferred to Materials Management where he served in various roles including Expediter and Assistant Director. in 1979, Dick joined the Accounting Department as an Internal Auditor, and after two years, became the Director of Patient Accounts. In 1986, he became the Director of Accounting. In 1992, he was promoted to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President of Finance for St. Joseph Hospital.
Dick’s favorite part about working at St. Joseph Hospital over the past 49 years has been the opportunity to collaborate with others to find solutions for questions or problems that arise in the healthcare setting. Dick believes in the Mission of St. Joseph Hospital, and works hard each day to make sure that the organization is financially strong for the future. He enjoys the atmosphere that is evident from the moment you walk through the door – with people welcoming you, helping you, and going the extra mile to make you feel comfortable. Dick appreciates the ways in which the staff of St. Joseph Hospital not only follow the mission, but strive to bring it to life each day.
After 49 years of incredible memories made within the organization, Dick admits it would be almost impossible to just pick one. Instead, he shares that his favorite part about working at St. Joseph Hospital has been the faith his colleagues within the organization have had in him, allowing him to take on a variety of roles and allowing him to be a part of growing the hospital into its fullest potential.
John A. Jurczyk, FACHE, President of St. Joseph Hospital, shares, “It has been a rare opportunity in today’s work climate to have an employee reach a milestone of serving an organization for nearly five decades. Dick is such an individual, who has dedicated his entire career to the mission of this organization. Dick will always do what is ‘right’ for the patient through his approval of funding, as well as provide direction on key decisions. Although Dick is a busy individual, he is always willing to participate in events and represent his beloved hospital in various forums. Most of the Senior Leadership Team is aware that Dick can be found in his office every day, snowstorms included, at 5:30am – ready to take on the challenges of the organization. I often refer to Dick as my historian, as I learn about our hospital’s history and leadership decisions of the past.”
When Dick is not at the hospital, you can find him spending time with his family, including his wife Jan and two children, Jill and Bryan. He appreciates the time spent together during family meals and thoroughly enjoys making memories with his four grandchildren.