My name is Kristin Powell and I am the Clinical Recruiter for Memorial Health Care System. I truly love my job! I have been a nurse for 17 years, 10 of which have been at Memorial. Throughout my career I have served in many different nursing roles; each have brought me one step closer to where I am today.
I truly feel a passion for nursing and the patients we serve. Recruiting gives me the opportunity to meet a lot of different people and to help Memorial bring in applicants that really fit our values and can help us carry out our mission of the healing ministry of Christ. It is very rewarding to find a great applicant and help them secure a position where they feel they can best impact the care of our patients. What a wonderful feeling to watch someone develop and really flourish in their career and know that in some small way I helped.
Memorial has also helped me to develop as they have invested in me by supporting my efforts to continue my education. Another part of my job that I enjoy is helping to recognize our committed employees as we have many celebrations and fun events throughout the year. Everyday there is an opportunity to make a positive impact in the life of another-whether it is a patient, applicant, co-worker, or a visitor.
I feel privileged to work for an organization that not only supports their employees but truly desires to provide quality care to all of their customers and really cares for the community they serve. I have found a family here at Memorial and consider what we do a ministry. It is exciting to think about our Mission Forward Expansion Project and all of the new opportunities and energy it will bring. Memorial is a great place to work and that is why I love my job!
In August Kristin, along with approximately 400 others associates, will be recognized for their years of service at Memorial’s annual Service Award Recognition Banquet. At that same banquet, Kristin will be honored with the Memorial Pioneer Award of Excellence.