Kearny, NJ, January 15, 2016 – Alaris Health is saddened by the passing of one of its long-time employees, Alucia Accimeus, who died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning.
Co-workers said that she worked her usual full-time shift on Saturday and complained of a headache. She was taken to the emergency room on Sunday and doctors discovered she had suffered a brain hemorrhage. Her condition quickly deteriorated throughout the day and she was taken off of life support early Tuesday.
Former colleague and RN Agnieszka Bednadzysk described their two years of working together on the sub-acute unit as close, and Alucia, her and another colleague were often referred to as “The Three Musketeers”. “She was wonderful, dedicated, hard-working and rarely called in sick,” Agnieszka said. “We took care of each other’s patients and she was always a great team player. We are going to miss her dearly…it’s rare that you meet people who you can count on so much and get so close to at work.”
Alucia joined Alaris Health at Belgrove in June of 2009 and worked as a full-time nurse on the third floor sub-acute unit since 2013. She was deeply loved by her patients and colleagues and her dedication to and enthusiasm for her work and patients will be deeply missed.
Alucia is survived by her husband, three children, family, friends and the entire Alaris Health family. Alaris employees have gathered funds to help offset funeral costs. The Alaris Health Foundation will match employees’ contributions and donate $2,000. Funds raised will be split between funeral expenses and supporting Alucia’s three children.
A wake will be held this evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Methodist Church of Orange and the funeral will be tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. at the same location.
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