It is no surprise that my favorite quote on recruitment is from Steve Jobs: “I consider the most important job of someone like myself is recruiting.“
I was born in a middle-class family, in the middle of the South, in the middle of the last century. I entered recruitment from the world of advertising and pr. My experience includes working at the hospital, clinic, agency, and contractual levels. I have over 30,000 hours of recruiting physicians, surgeons, advanced practitioners, nurses, clinical, and C-level staff. I talk a lot about branding. And the brand of a healthcare organization is the most important part of provider and clinical recruitment: a powerful brand attracts and retains, like two sides of one album. My favorite career book is Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success. I came to The Great Falls Clinic because it is rapidly changing. I was eager to be an important part of that transformation.
“It is my goal to recruit individuals with a passion for health care, compassion for our patients, and drive to provide the best care possible.”
As a Montana native, I know all that our State has to offer and outside of work, I take advantage of it. I enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. Beginning my career at a community bank helped to develop my enthusiasm for supporting the area where I live. When my family decided to relocate to Great Falls, I looked at potential employers and found my way to the Great Falls Clinic Hospital. Here I found an organization that shares my passion for supporting our community. Be that from a patient with a minor cold to a life changing diagnosis.
“It is not possible to manufacture talent, you have to recruit it in the first place” – Gallup Business Journal.
My family and I made Montana our home in 2020 when the military stationed us in Great Falls. Since then, we have enjoyed the most beautiful scenic views our little community has had to offer and loved it! We’re blessed to have the river and other hiking trails readily available whenever mother nature wants to play nice and let us get out to enjoy it all. My background is rooted in administration with over eight years with the State of Wyoming. I am enjoying jumping in with the HR department here at Great Falls Clinic Hospital (GFCH). I feel I have joined the Great Falls Clinic Hospital at the most opportunistic time as I get to be part of its growth in its early stages, but I also get to bring a freshness that can be more readily received due to this transitional period of growth! It’s an awesome time to become a GFCH employee!
“Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses… we must be learning all of our lives” – Florence Nightingale
Growing up I always knew I wanted to be either a nurse or a teacher – luckily I found a way to do both! Coming from a diverse professional background including Labor and Delivery and Correctional Nursing, I first stepped into a Case Management role at GFC. From there I fostered the skills and community relationships I needed to eventually move into Care Management (who knew changing one letter in your job title could change so much!). Surrounded by a supportive team and wonderful professional role models, I again was presented with another opportunity for professional growth, a move which led to my role as Education Coordinator. My focus is to engage, motivate, and inspire people to learn. As a nurse my passion will always lie with my patients, however, I am blessed to be able to educate those that collectively serve more patients than I could in a lifetime.