Now just a few short months into my journey with the team at Sentara RMH Medical Center, I’d like to start by thanking everyone for the warm welcome my family and I have received since our arrival. I officially started in my new position on Jan. 3, kicking off the new year with a fresh start! I was welcomed with open arms and couldn’t be happier to be in Harrisonburg for this new journey.
Over the past couple of months I have primarily spent my time observing staff at work; meeting physicians, department leaders and members of the community; and, in general, gleaning as much information as possible about Sentara RMH. Joining an organization with a long and successful track record, and having the opportunity to listen to others at the hospital, have been incredibly valuable to me, as knowledge runs deep in those who have helped make Sentara RMH what it is today.
The one thing that has been most apparent to me so far is that everyone involved with Sentara RMH truly sees the hospital as a special place. They recognize the healing that takes place here, but also the compassionate care team members are able to provide in difficult situations. I know a reputation like that takes time to build, so trust me when I say that I value the reputation that has been created and want to expand on that firm foundation. As the baby-boom generation continues to age, we are going to see more and more people in need of health care. It’s my hope that by continuing to provide excellent services, quality care and exceptional customer service, we can ensure that Sentara RMH remains a hospital our community cherishes for decades to come.
I look forward to becoming even more integrated into the Harrisonburg community and meeting many of you in the weeks, months and years ahead. Should you see me out in the community, please stop me and say hello! I’m glad to be here, and I know that, working together, we have a very bright future.