A Labor of Love for More than 40 Years

Memorial Healthcare System’s national reputation as a healthcare employer of choice means that a lot of our employees stay with us for years – even decades.

We recently caught up with a few team members who have been calling Memorial home for more than 40 years. They’re a select group of dedicated caregivers who shared with us what makes Memorial special. Here’s what they had to say:

“I remember walking into Memorial Regional Hospital for the first time like it was yesterday. Everyone always treated me like family. It’s the good people who bring out the best in you. My workplace has always been full of good people.”
Susan, RN Speciality – II

“I really believe I have Memorial in my DNA. If you performed a 23andMe ancestry test on me, I’m certain I have 99% the blue Memorial logo in my genetic framework. I was born at Memorial. At the age of five, I was running around the hospital because my grandfather and my mother worked here. I started working here at the age of 16, and never went anywhere else. So I truly feel Memorial is in my veins, I probably can also bleed Memorial blue.”
Julie, Manager – Nursing

“Memorial is my family, and I am very proud to work for such a great organization. I love everything and everyone here! There are boundless opportunities and growth potential. And at the end of the day, no matter the difficulties, we stick together, supporting each other and our patients and families. That’s what families do!”
Barbara, Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

“I enjoy the people I work with. I’ve made lifelong friends, and always felt Memorial to be my second family.”
Beth, Specialist – Clinical Effectiveness

“I am so privileged to work with the most amazing staff, patients, and families. I always tell people to remember their ‘WOW’ moments. I experience ‘WOW’ moments every day! So many people have inspired me for the last 40 years. One of our beloved physicians told me a long time ago that to work here, you must have the 5 Cs: Caring, compassion, commitment, communication, and courage. I see hear and feel the 5 Cs every day working here for the last 40 years. I am blessed to work, play, laugh, and – sometimes – cry with the best of the best! Thank you for the best 40 years of my life.”
Lotsy, Therapist – Clown

“I started my career at Memorial Regional Hospital more than 40 years ago and have continued working for this organization in many specialties. Memorial has afforded me the opportunity for career growth as well as allowing me to follow my dreams in this field.  During my tenure, I have always felt supported and respected as a professional nurse.”
Margie, Quality Management Specialist

“I never imagined I’d work at Memorial Healthcare System for 40+ years. I’ve been graced with several positions during these years and I am grateful for the opportunity.”
Phyllis, Administrative Assistant

“ I have enjoyed my 45 years of service and have always been proud to be part of the Memorial family.”
Phyllis, Technologist – Histology

“Our Newborn ICU provides evidence-based excellent care for the tiniest and most fragile of patients and I am proud to be a part of that care.”
Wendi, RN – Specialty II

“Memorial is simply a wonderful place to work and they take care of you. I was fortunate to have great bosses and co-workers and everyone I dealt with in the System all became my family.”
Janie, Marketing Coordinator