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Employee Perspectives

Kimberly, RN, BSN, Med-Surg/Tele, 2018 Employee of the Year

“I started at Foothill Regional Medical Center right out of nursing school. I interviewed for several new graduate programs, but the staff at Foothill made me feel right at home because the interview was a two-way dialogue. I stayed after completing the program because of the multiple learning opportunities provided. Equally important, my co-workers and I work as a cohesive team—quick to help each other out and provide teaching moments.”

Jeovani, Utilization Review Specialist

“My co-workers are awesome… it is such a family-oriented culture! Because I live near the hospital, I feel like I’m taking care of my community every day. I have found that I love patient care so much that I’m going to become an RN and work here for years to come.”

Janette, ICU, RN, BSN

“I knew I wanted to be a nurse since I was a little girl and treated my friends’ skinned knees with my first-aid kit. Over the past 20 years, I have worked in a variety of hospitals and settings, so I speak from experience when I say Foothill Regional Medical Center has an amazing work culture. The directors and managers are highly visible to encourage staff and resolve issues. Everyone from managers to support staff help each other out.”

Janette graduated Summa Cum Laude with an MHA degree in May 2019.

Joyce, Center of Excellence Surgical Programs Director

“The Foothill Regional Medical Center administration is very supportive of staff and they focus on getting things done right. Staff is so friendly; the culture reminds me of how it used to be at hospitals—more of a family environment.”

Jose, Dietary Kitchen Manager

“With 21 years preparing meals for both patients and hospital staff and visitors, I still love what I do because it’s a happy work environment with great people. I also get the chance to help contribute to patient healing with good quality food.”

Lisette, RN, BSN, Charge Nurse, Med-Surg/Telemetry

“Working at a new hospital allows you to help shape the culture and grow with the facility. I feel that I and the other nurses play a role in shaping a culture of caring at Foothill Regional Medical Center. I also appreciate that the CNO and CEO are accessible and I can speak with them directly. At other hospitals, you typically have to go through a chain of command. Not only do they have an open-door policy, but they are responsive to nurses’ feedback.”

Erika, OR Scheduler

“We have seen tremendous growth over the last two years, so Foothill Regional’s OR attracts those who thrive in a fast-paced environment—everyone gives 110%, which makes my job rewarding. In addition to my colleagues, I enjoy the rapport I’ve developed with the doctors’ offices I work with. They can see how much we care about their patients’ surgical outcomes.”

Mabel, Health Information Management Technician

“Medical records can be a demanding environment, but at Foothill Regional Medical Center the culture is not stressful at all. Everyone in the department is friendly and easy to work with, which creates a sense of community.”

Rina, RN, Med/Surg and Telemetry

“I choose to work at Foothill Regional because everyone is really kind with each other. This translates into better patient care. We help each other out and I especially enjoy precepting new nurses.”

Norma, Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist

“My role as a member in Foothill Regional Medical Center’s clinical documentation department is to work with physicians and the clinical team to ensure medical records correctly reflect our patients’ severity of  illness, diagnoses and care received. I have a medical degree from another country, so this benefits me in building a rapport with the physicians in helping them understand the impact of clinical document improvement on patient care. I have found that the physicians and nurses at Foothill Regional recognize the importance of accurate medical records and are supportive of my role.”

Virginia, Health Information Management Technician

“With a quick paced work environment, there is always something to keep me busy in the health information management department at Foothill Regional Medical Center. Although we’re all busy, it is a great work culture and my coworkers really care about what they do here. I enjoy that I get to work both independently and as a team, as well as learn about the healthcare field.”