What is your role at UPHS-Bell? I am a full-time LPN at the Express Care Clinic at UP Health System – Bell.
What was your inspiration for getting into healthcare? My mother was a nurse, and growing up, I always had an interest in helping others.
What’s a typical day like for you? What is it like working in this field? The walk-in clinic is fast-paced, and you never know what your day will be filled with.
How long have you been employed here? Have you always been in the same position? This coming July it will be my two year anniversary here at Bell. I have always worked at Express Care as an LPN, but I also helped run the COVID Clinic at Teal Lake
What are some of the big changes you have experienced in this position? When I started here, we were in the middle of the pandemic – it has been a stressful time for everyone, and we have all grown closer because of it.
What are some of your interests outside of work? What is your favorite local gem? My favorite thing to do outside of work is spending time with my family. In the summer we do a lot of camping and boating, and the winter is spent ice skating. My favorite local gem is Copper Harbor.
What do you enjoy most about working at UPHS – Bell? I am very thankful for my co-workers; they have been so supportive as we continue to navigate the pandemic.