Employee Focus

Chad Teeter, CCPM

Critical Care Paramedic

“Working in the health care field can be stressful & demanding but making a difference and being there for people wakes it worth it.”

Katie Ables, RN

House Supervisor

“I find myself learning something new daily and I enjoy change. The more I can give to myself professionally and personally, the more wonderful care my patients receive.”

Bill Bayer

Facility Manager/Safety Director

“MCHC is a benefit to our small community and I am proud to be a part of it.”

Rick Henderson

Facility Maintenance

“I enjoy being involved in so many different projects at MCHC. It is a great atmosphere and my co-workers are very positive.”

Anna Ross

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

“I always wanted to work at MCHC, and over 5 years later, I’m still loving it!”

Allison Judge, RN

Health Coach

“Seeing the changes in our healthcare system first hand and knowing I can implement changes to better our patient’s outcomes is exciting!”

Brad Leedom

Emergency Services Manager

“Go to bed knowing you’ve done your best. Do your best every day. Be a better you tomorrow.”

Brenda Coram, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

“I really enjoy the geriatric population and hearing their stories.”

Julie Vander Linden, RN

Registered Nurse (RN)

“Knowing I have a part of a patients’ recovery is a rewarding feeling.”

Kari Potts, RN, BSN

Emergency Services Clinical Support Coordinator

“What I love most about working at MCHC, are the relationships built with my co-workers. It truly is a family.”

Kim Higginbotham, BSSW

Social Worker / Case Manager

“I enjoy being there and providing comfort to patients in times of need.”

Sara Hassinen, COTA/L

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

“I love working and being a part of this community. I love the culture here. I have felt welcomed from day 1.”

Sharla Gardner, RN

Registered Nuirse (RN)

“Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is close to home & heart!”

Sherry Lippert

Dietary Manager

“My main goal is to survive the day knowing I tried my best.”

Amanda Buckingham


“After meeting people at MCHC, I knew it was going to be a good fit.”

Bobby Lippert


“I like cooking, working with my teammates and meeting new people.”

Jill Witt

Communications & Foundation Coordinator

“My main goal every day is to be happy. No matter what trials I face, no matter how old I get. Happiness is the key to all things great.”

Heather Leshen

Assistant Chief Nursing Officer/Trauma Nurse Coordinator

“Heather is a natural. She is an upbeat and positive person who gives exceptional care to our patients.” – Gale Herrera, Chief Nursing Officer

Mckenzie Baum, MSM

Human Resources Generalist

“My definition of success is happiness. No matter what I am doing, I try to help others and myself to be the best version of ourselves.”