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Gold Medal Manager

Arin Mihal

Title: Clinical manager
Department: Emergency Department, The Hospital of Central Connecticut
My job is: to oversee the daily operations of the ED to ensure optimal patient care at the HOCC New Britain and Bradley campuses. High School: Berlin High
Degree(s): BS, finance and economics, UCONN (1997); BSN, nursing, Southern Connecticut State University (2005)
Home (is where the heart is): Cromwell, CT
Which of the 10 H3W Leadership Behaviors would you like to get better at this year and why: Being in the moment. I have a lot of competing priorities and I need to work on giving my staff my full attention when they come to talk to me.
To answer this question, please fill in the blanks: A great manager is always curious and keeps an open mind. A great manager is always curious and keeps an open mind. A great manager is never judgmental.

Amy Wright nominated Arin. Here’s what she had to say about her leadership:
She is more than a leader, she is a mentor to all staff. She is someone we all learn from and aspire to be like. She exudes a love of nursing. Arin gets it. Her focus is having a happy staff, so the community trusts our department with their health and their families. She believes if her staff is happy, they will provide positive and exceptional care. Arin’s mission is that all of our patients have a positive experience even when they are facing horrible circumstances. Arin rounds our department every day to make sure each patient is having the best possible experience. Arin collaborates with other departments and isn’t afraid to ask questions and for ideas to better herself, her department and her customer service. It takes a great leader to continue to look at other models to improve.


  1. What did you want to be when you grew up? Veterinarian
  2. People or traits you wish you could change. People who don’t support the growth and success of their peers by spreading negative gossip.
  3. Words to live by: “Be the leader you would follow.”
  4. A successful day at work is when a team member seeks me out for help and I am able to support them.
  5. What is your favorite lunch? Chicken wings
  6. What do you do for fun? Snowmobiling, boating
  7. TV show you hate to miss “Live PD.”
  8. Describe yourself in three words? Compassionate, honest, diligent.
  9. Tell us about your pets. Three rescue pets. All adopted after being abandoned.
  10. Top of your bucket list? Visiting a dude ranch in Montana.

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St. Vincent’s Employee of the Year

Heather Weimann

Title: Manager
Department: Supply Chain
My job is: to assist employees who order medical and office supplies, and manage capital equipment purchasing in collaboration with finance, contracting and legal personnel to drive compliance and support lean procurement practices.
High School: Notre Dame, Fairfield
Bachelor’s Degree: Charter Oak State College
Major: Business administration
Home (is where the heart is): Trumbull, CT
Which of the 10 H3W Leadership Behaviors would you like to get better at this year and why? “Having Courageous Conversations.”


  1. How did you end up doing what you do now? I began my career in Supply Chain, working part-time while attending college. I was introduced
    to healthcare through volunteering in patient transport at St. Vincent’s before starting as a buyer.
  2. People or traits you admire? Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and former St. Vincent’s CEO Susan Davis. I admire their intelligence, strength, wisdom and tenacity as leaders.
  3. What’s playing in your car right now? Satellite radio, including ’70s and ’80s music and national news.
  4. What is your favorite lunch? An arugula salad.
  5. What do you do for fun? I enjoy traveling to Cape Cod and the Outer Banks.
  6. TV show you hate to miss? UConn women’s basketball games.
  7. Best advice anyone has given you? My mother has often referred to the Shakespeare quote, “To thine own self be true.”
  8. Describe yourself in three words? Quiet, patient and dedicated.
  9. What is the first thing you do when you wake up/start your day? Let my dog Bruno outside and feed him breakfast.
  10. Dream vacation? Italy’s Amalfi Coast.

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