Touchette Regional Hospital
As a recruitment effort, we worked with Touchette Regional Hospital to develop a series of employee testimonial videos. In the series, we interviewed hospital employees from different departments, asking what they enjoy most about their careers at Touchette.
The best part for me for working for Touchette Regional Hospital is that I have the opportunity to make a difference. I change directly. My opportunity to make a difference encompasses, patients, visitors, employees, staff, I make a difference with everything that I do every day. It impacts the community, family, every area of our lives. So and I'm given that opportunity by working in this environment. What keeps me coming back is I matter. I am not just a number. I matter. What I do matters. The work that I do matters. It impacts. So that keeps me back. Because it's a sense of empowerment, and making a difference. I started here as a secretary, part time, and I have moved up to senior management. So you have opportunities to grow, develop, and change people's live. It gives you a sense of purpose. I've been working here at Touchette now for 18 years, and I think the event that inspired me the most working at Touchette was the opportunity that was given. We have a Christmas program where we care for families in the community. And one of our outings, I was allowed to go and actually meet the family and give the Christmas gifts sponsored by the hospital. How their family was impacted by what a hospital did for their family. In their gratefulness. It was inspiring to me. I am Carolyn Riddle. I am a senior manager of materials management, and I choose to work for Touchette Regional Hospital.
The best part about working for Touchette is really the sense of family we have here. We're a stronger community because of it. And we can provide a more personalized care to the patients and the community we serve. What keeps me coming to work each day is helping other people, you get a lot of enjoyment and a lot of fulfillment out of helping people, making them feel better people come in here, you know, in pain, a lot of times life threatening events going on, and getting to help them through those troubles is really rewarding. Since we're, you know, so close to St. Louis, you have the opportunity to see a wide variety of patients from all walks of life. So what's really great about Touchette is the the people you work with, we have a very, you know, team oriented approach in the emergency room, we all help each other out. So to work for this organization - Five words would be sense a community sense a family we definitely have our exciting times would be one of them. It's a great learning opportunity. And it's a very caring community. I've been working for Touchette, for the last 10 years, I started out you know, as a file clerk actually working in the warehouse and then moved up to working in bed surge. And then I worked in ICU and then I came down to the emergency room about five years ago and I've been there since that time. Generally what inspires me you have the patient that came in in really bad shape, didn't you do whatever you can do to help them and then they come back in a couple months later or a couple of days later, whatever it is, and they're, they're okay, and they're very thankful. And that's really rewarding and makes you feel good about what you do. My name is George Cepicky. I'm a nurse in the emergency department at Touchette Regional Hospital and I choose to work here
For me, the best part of working for Touchette Regional Hospital is the family environment. Now everybody know everybody, I'm not just a number. What keeps me coming here is the, you know, our, our mission. I like working here because we care for the community. And we're here to serve the community. I started as an x ray tech. From there, I became a CT Tech, I also had the opportunity to learn MRI. And I think it's a lot of opportunity here, you know, even though we're a smaller type of environment, but you know, you get the attention, you know, you you're able to talk to your managers, you're even people in the upper management, and you know, they listen to you, when I think of Touchette these five word comes to mind - family, community, caring, opportunity, and fun. I've been here now, almost 14 years, and what inspires me, it's, it's the patients, and all the employees, you know, that staff, because everybody comes, comes to work, and you know, everybody's always helpful. I remember I had this one patient, and she gave me a card during the holidays, and she said, you know, she just said thank you for you know, for your work, and that really inspires me. And just a little bit after that she, you know, she passed away, and I still get the card and that inspires me to keep coming back. I'm Matthew Quan. I'm a CT tech, and I choose to work for Touchette.