Lucy Celebrates 30 Years of Service

Plaza Healthcare celebrated Lucy Pillman’s 30 year work anniversary on February 26, 2015. The entire day was devoted to Lucy. There was a staff and resident barbeque and a celebration at the facility’s All Staff Meeting where she received a crystal trophy. There was also a large banner hanging in the lobby in her honor.

Lucy, originally from Illinois, moved to Arizona with her husband in 1984 to seek better job opportunities. At the time, Plaza Healthcare was called Scottsdale Community Hospital. Her husband John first was hired by Scottsdale Community Hospital and later Lucy joined him by taking a job in the Dietary Department.

During her thirty years, Lucy has made many friendships with the staff and residents who have become like part of her family. She has watched employees grow and evolve just like her own children and feels a connection with all of them. According to Lucy, “the family environment of Plaza is what has kept me working here for so long.” She has always felt like she is treated with the upmost respect from everyone at Plaza and enjoys coming to work each day. When she leaves for the day she always has a smile on her face and looks forward to her next day at Plaza. Seeing the residents each day makes her job enjoyable and is ultimately her favorite part of her job.

Lucy was married for 48 years and has two children, four grandchildren, and five greatgrandchildren. According to Lucy, she has no plans of retiring anytime soon and looks forward to another thirty years at Plaza. When she isn’t working, Lucy loves to spend time outdoors doing yardwork and enjoys her time with her family.