August 19, 2015—Today, we have the pleasure of introducing you to Kim. She’s the receptionist at the Oncology & Hematology Clinic in the Cancer Center. She’s been with Cheyenne Regional for 4 months now. She was nominated by a co-worker who said, “She always has a huge smile on her face (one that you can even hear through the phone) and she’s the first one you see when you walk up to the desk. Her enthusiasm and passion for our patients is wonderful to see!”
“Why do I like my job? It’s the patients. They keep me going every day. Some of these people have so much courage, and have so much going on. It makes you really put your own life into perspective. My goal every single day is to walk out of here knowing that I’ve made a difference…making even one person smile, or giving one impactful hug. People can feel angry and have lots of emotions. I’m only one person, but it’s nice to be able to support people. Coming from a family with a history of cancer, it’s very important how families feel and how the patients are being treated. They’re going through enough…don’t make it any worse, try to make it better in any way that you can!
Working at Cheyenne Regional, I’ve had nothing but support. There are so many smiling people in the hospital as you walk through the halls. People know each others’ names. For the most part, everybody is friendly and kind. Even the upper management truly cares and treat us all fairly and with respect. And the Cancer Center is so awesome. We’ve been given this great gift for so many people. For Cheyenne to have it is so cool. People don’t have to travel to Denver – they can come here and it’s a one-stop-shop. It’s a privilege to work here. I don’t take it for granted. I’ve met some amazing people and have made some great friends, and I love my coworkers. I love it. I think it’s a great place to work!”
You can also view Kim’s feature on Facebook!