After the death of my husband, my family and I went through 5 years of hard times. In 1998, after years of praying and looking for a job, I was blessed with a job at Hutcheson Medical Center.
Through the years, my son Sam and I have enjoyed working as part of the O.R. team. After working as a transporter, HMC gave him work and provided financial aid to go through nursing school. Hutcheson Medical Center's mission is to: "provide access to quality, cost effective, community based healthcare services in a healing environment." Not only are my son and I a part of this mission, the crew we work with has become like family. When there is a need, everyone rallies together to help-- whether it is personal illness, family crisis, or a celebration. We have a boss who is efficient, understanding, and is a great help to us all. The family atmosphere at HMC is such that we are able to keep care in all that we do for our patients and each other. We are also fortunate to have great surgeons who are a pleasure to work with on a daily basis.
Most of the time, I fill in as a secretary or scheduler. I have always loved talking on the phone, and now I have "posting friends" whom I have never seen. They too are a part of this extended family. We laugh, gripe, and “get-r-done” to keep things moving and administer our best.
I could go on with more and more reasons why Hutcheson Medical Center is a great place to work, but the main reason is that we all have the ability-- regardless of religions, backgrounds, political views, and personalities-- we are still able to come together, and that is why I love my job. No matter what troubles we may be having in our private lives, we come to HMC and share a bond of teamwork.
I love my job and thank God for it and for the health to be working here. Today, I celebrate my 20th anniversary at HMC. They are honoring us, but it is indeed the other way around.
Marye Anne Sibold
Hutcheson Medical Center, OR