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Where I was meant to be

told by Tina

In 2014, I had a peer interview with Parkview Medical Center’s EVS department for a Supervisor position. I thought that I could learn quite a bit from this team, the lead had been with Parkview for over 27 years. There were housekeepers that had been working with the same department for 40 years, 24 years, 27 years, all of which is unheard of within the EVS departments. On my interview I was walked around the hospital and introduced to HR Director and the CEO. The CEO, Mike Baxter knew my name before I even said I would take the job. How impressive is that? I was told about the hospital being community owned and all the community activities that they participated in. I’ve never felt so wanted, invited and like I belonged. This is what I’ve been looking for.

Tina at work

Tina at work

I went back home to Nashville, TN and received a phone call from Hillcrest Hospital in Waco, TX with a job offer. I was somewhat excited because all three of my kids were attending college at Texas A & M and this means I would be closer. However I didn’t have the same warm fuzzy feeling like I had with the interview with Parkview. Was Parkview going to call me? What do I do?

It happened, I got the call with an offer from Parkview. I prayed about it, asking God what should I do, what is my purpose, I’ll be in Colorado alone. My kids will still be 10 hours away. But what I heard was it’s not about you, it’s about what you can do for them. So I made my decision based on

Parkview’s mission to provide quality healthcare service that improves the health of our community. I felt Parkview and the community needed me. I had a purpose and not just a job.

Turns out my kids love it here. I’ve seen them more times here in Colorado than when I lived in Tennessee. There is more to offer them like skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting and camping. Colorado has been good to me. I’m now the Interim Director, met the love of my life and have friends and Team members that I will have for a long time to come.

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