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August Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to Wendy White, Tillamook Regional Medical Center Employee of the Month for August 2013.

“Wendy is awesome! She is so kind to the patients. She is exemplary employee. She never says no; she has a can do spirit. She prays with patients and employees who are in need. She ALWAYS has a smile on her face and acknowledges every person she makes eye contact with. She epitomizes our mission every day while at work and in the community. I am honored to know her and have her as part of our team!” --Kelly Christenson, Lead Scheduler

Wendy has been with the hospital team for about a year and a half. She works in scheduling. “I really enjoy contact with patients,” she said, “meeting with a person face to face, that’s my favorite part. It’s a wonderful job and a good place to work. It’s amazing. This is the best company I’ve ever worked for.”

Wendy grew up in Tillamook, graduated from high school here, and then moved away to the valley, where she had a successful career in insurance and raised a family. Three years ago Wendy was in the midst of a professional transition and she decided to move back to Tillamook, to be close to her aging parents. “When I moved away I never expected to come back,” she said. “But I came back and I’m so happy I did. I love Tillamook, I love working here, and I am needed by my family. I feel like I am where God wants me to be.”

Wendy’s two grown sons are her pride and joy. Danny White has a degree in aerospace engineering; he is a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. He serves in Special Forces. He and his wife have a daughter, Wendy’s first grandchild.

Her son Geoffrey White has a Master’s degree and he works for Nike in the social media department.

Wendy feels at home within the Adventist Health culture, and she is called to uphold the mission statement. “The thing that’s amazing about working here is that I don’t have to hide my faith. The freedom to live my faith out in the open is rare, and that’s what makes this place different and special.”