Congratulations Megan VanSickle for being nominated as Grace Health’s June Communicate with H.E.A.R.T. Spotlight Recipient! Each month Grace Health selects a staff member, nominated by their co-workers, who exemplifies what is means to Communicate with H.E.A.R.T.
What does Communicate with H.E.A.R.T. mean to Megan?
Communicate with H.E.A.R.T is to show kindness to others. Sometimes patients can have anxiety, especially about dental related issues. I try to use empathy and to explain everything to patients so that they are informed. Sometimes the unknown is the biggest thing causing their anxiety. So, if I can do anything to help make their appointment enjoyable, that is my goal.
What does Megan like about Grace Health?
I previously worked as a phlebotomist and was assigned to work at the Family Health Center (Grace Health) blood draw site back in 2011. During that time, I witnessed what a fun atmosphere it was here. Even though we were not employed by Grace Health, we were invited to attend the monthly All-Staff meetings which were always in person before COVID. The meetings were something to look forward to – full of information, but also full of humor (Fish! Philosophy). Grace Health was the only place I applied to and the only place I had interest in applying to after dental hygiene school. After 9.5 years, there have been many changes and I still enjoy it here.