Clinical Nurse, Center for Vascular Care
Start Date: 1988
IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR
My first experience with MedStar Washington Hospital Center was at the ribbon-cutting for the new ICU tower. I certainly wasn't a nurse at the time. As a matter of fact, I was only 5 years old. But my older sister was an acute care technician in the ICU and my brother was a unit manager on the fifth floor, and they took me to the festivities. It wasn't until a few years later, however, during another encounter with MedStar Washington Hospital Center that I decided to become a nurse. When I was in my early teens, my mother underwent a mastectomy at the Hospital Center, and I was the one who cared for her at home. Even though it was a little overwhelming, that experience put me on the path toward nursing. And after graduating from nursing school in 1988, I joined the Hospital Center's staff.
The next family connection, naturally, was meeting my husband who at the time was working at the Hospital Center as a temp. Our eyes met and we fell madly in love. We were married in 2002, he's now a unit clerk on 4G, and we have two sons, both born - of course - at the Hospital Center!