5 Reasons to Celebrate Hospital Week 2018 (Just to Name a Few)

Robin Davis-HendersonRobin Davis-Henderson wanted a change in pace when she started working at the gift shop in UC Health’s Business Center in 2015. A former airline employee, Davis-Henderson wanted to untie from the phone and have more freedom in her work. At UC Health, she feels encouragement and inspiration from both her boss and the customers she helps, while maintaining a warm smile and always greeting visitors by their first name.

Diane BarnesDianne Barnes was on her way from South Carolina to Chicago in 1977 when she decided to stop in Cincinnati to see relatives and stay for a long visit. She recalls giving herself six months in the Queen City to find a job before continuing her trip north. The rest, as they say, is history. Barnes is now in her 41st year of greeting visitors at the information desk in UC Medical Center’s main lobby. She attributes her longevity with the hospital—and with her role there—to a love for what she does and a love for her teammates.

Rachel CookRachel Cook knew as soon as she started pharmacy school that she wanted a career not only in a hospital setting, but specifically at UC Health because it offered cutting-edge medicine and a level of patient-centered care not found elsewhere in our region. Cook, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, has worked at the pharmacy within UC Health’s Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care for 10 years, and she attributes much of her success and career contentment to her “dedicated, selfless and hardworking” colleagues at UC Health.

Dustin Calhoun MDDustin Calhoun, MD, always knew he wanted to go into emergency medicine. He chose to complete his fellowship training at UC Health because, he says, “it’s one of the few health systems in the country that offers so many opportunities—and I could never imagine working anywhere else.” An assistant professor at the UC College of Medicine and associate director of the UC Department of Emergency Medicine’s Division of Emergency Medical Services, Calhoun and his team is always at the ready. In fact, when area organizations or local law enforcement need help with health-related protocols, Calhoun’s team is usually one of the first to be called. Calhoun’s pride in working at the region’s academic health center since 2011 shows every day, and he is especially proud of his emergency medicine team, which he describes as “incredibly capable and always focused on the most advanced, evidence-based medicine.”

Arma SmithNicknamed “ambassador,” Arma Smith has worked at UC Health in the Training and Development Department since the system first started using Epic, a software used to access and organize electronic medical records. Smith is a clerical assistant, coordinating Epic training schedules for most clinical workers at UC Health. Her favorite part of each day? Her colleagues, who, she says, make it easy to come to work. With her coworkers support, combined with a perpetual, positive attitude, Smith will graduate with a degree in Health Information Management in 2020.

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