Social workers Michelle and Melanie both started working at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare on April 5, 1999, and have been officemates ever since. They are celebrating their 15th year of service to Gillette this year! Learn about them below!

1. What is your position and role at Gillette? Do you have a favorite story or memory?

MH - I am an inpatient social worker on the Rehabilitation Unit.

MR - I am an inpatient social worker on the Neuroscience Unit and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. I also work with the Neuropalliative Care Team in the outpatient clinic.

MH & MR - We have had the privilege of walking beside patients and their families for the past 15 years. These families have displayed a tremendous amount of resiliency in the face of traumatic and/or life altering events. One of the things that we love so much about working with these patients and families is that we learn something new from them each day. A funny memory for us is that we interviewed (and saw each other in passing) on the same day for what we thought was one open full-time position.  Thankfully, they hired us both and we ended up in employee orientation on the same day.  Looking back we never knew the impact that working at Gillette would have on our lives.

2. What are some of your hobbies outside of work?

MH- Working out, spending time with families and friends, and reading.

MR- Running, skiing, and spending time with my family and friends.

3. Do you have any children or pets?

MH - No, but I’m “Auntie Michelle” to Melanie’s three children.

MR - My husband and I have 8-year-old twin boys, Ethan and Evan, and an 11-year-old daughter, Mia. We have a Puggle named Dexter.

4.  What is one fun fact about you?

MH & MR - We have run four full marathons together.  

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