What is your position and role at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare? I have been a registered nurse on the Adult Inpatient Unit for just over three years. My day-to-day activities vary a lot – from working on the floor with patients to representing my unit on inpatient committees. One of my favorite roles is being a certified nurse preceptor and orienting new nurses to the unit. I really enjoying the enthusiasm new nurses have to make a difference here at Gillette.
Do you have a favorite Gillette story or memory? Some of my favorite memories are from the time I spent with my “transition to practice” nursing group immediately after starting at Gillette. The group consisted of nurses that had just graduated – like me! It helped me a lot with my transition into the new and often challenging role of a nurse. We could easily relate to one another and help each other along the journey.
What do you like best about working at Gillette? What I love most about Gillette is the friendly atmosphere. It feels very much like a family and everyone gets to know each other no matter what department you work. It is so welcoming to walk down the hallway and be greeted by the many smiling faces.
Do you have any children or pets? I have a two year old English Springer Spaniel named Gus. He is full of energy and brings a lot of joy to my husband and I. He keeps us very active outside whether it's running, rollerblading or just playing fetch.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? If I could travel anywhere it would be Ireland because of the beautiful, lush greenery and pubs and great food.
What is one fun fact about you? I met my now husband while stopped at a stoplight in town. We then dated for nine years, a majority of them long distance before getting married.
What are some of your hobbies outside of work? Outside of work I really enjoy staying active rollerblading, biking or doing hot yoga. I also enjoy getting together with family and friends to try new restaurants or breweries.