Getting to Know Lisa and Linda

Each month, the Human Resources and Marketing Departments at Edward White Hospital will feature a different member of our outstanding hospital.   In this post, we’re featuring a dynamic duo from the Materials Department!

Name: Lisa Haas

Department and Position: Materials Management, Supply Technician

Where are you originally from? Queens, NY

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Linda (left) and Lisa.

How long have you worked at Edward White Hospital?  It’ll be seven years this November.

What is your favorite thing about Edward White Hospital? It’s small, with a family atmosphere. It’s almost like a M*A*S*H unit!  Everybody helps because everybody knows each other. You’re not just a number here.

What has been your department’s greatest achievement this year?  I’m proud of our [department’s] teamwork and our team effort. And I’m proud of the changes that we’ve made to improve:  the products and supplies, and how we move them and get [the staff] what they need to take care of the patients.

What has been your greatest achievement at work this year? With the changes we’ve made to better our department, I feel like I fit like a glove on a hand. When you think of family, you’ll do anything for family. It’s the same thing here.

What has been your greatest personal achievement? Nothing grand. My achievement for my life is to stay healthy and keep getting out of bed everyday. I have systemic lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. It’s a challenge everyday.  But you have to just “keep on keeping on.” Don’t stop. Don’t let the disease get you. I don’t let it get me depressed or down. I look forward to coming to work everyday. I love what I have going on here. It’s exciting. And the support from family here and at home makes it even better.

What’s your favorite place to eat in town? Shephard’s Restaurant. I like seafood, and they have All You Can Eat snow crab or king crab. I like eating on the beach, because you see the water. It’s so beautiful.

Where is your favorite place to travel? Smoky Mountains. That’s where I’d like to retire. My husband and I feel the same way.  You get the cool and warmth, and the change of seasons. I miss the snow.

What is one thing that people might not know about you? My husband and I have some antique cars. We’ve frequented the classic car shows. We have a 1933 Ford Woody, and we had a 1932 Ford Roadster.

 

 

Name: Linda Sargent

Department and Position: Materials Management, Supply Technician

Where are you originally from? Muskegon, MI

How long have you worked at Edward White Hospital? Seventeen years.

What is your favorite thing about Edward White Hospital? The employees. It’s like a family. It’s a family hospital. Even new people that start here say that. They appreciate what we do. When I was a patient here, I appreciated what they did. I couldn’t have been treated better.

What has been your department’s greatest achievement this year? We went from having our supplies here to having our Point of Use upstairs.  It works as a better system.  It’s improved efficiency.

What has been your greatest achievement at work this year? I’m proud of getting seventeen years in. They say some people stay in this field only about five years or less. But I liked it here. I didn’t want to leave.

What has been your greatest personal achievement? I’m proud of my kids. My son has been in the Air Force since he was 18. He just retired. My daughter is an LPN in Washington state. 

What’s your favorite place to eat in town? Red Lobster or Cheddar’s.

Where is your favorite place to travel? It’s a tie between Michigan and Washington State. I have family in both.  Everybody is so far away so it’s a nice trip to go see them.

What is one thing that people might not know about you? I love to decorate… my house or anybody’s house. I like to remodel. We’re tearing up our bathroom and putting all new flooring in the house. On my little hands and knees. (My knee that just got fixed here at this hospital. ) Plus, I love to garden.

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