I heart Delta Hospital: Sister act
I Heart Delta Hospital…Delta Hospital is a very important place to me and my family for many reasons.
To start, my mom, Joyce, became employed at Delta Hospital as a Lab Assistant when she returned to work after raising my sister and me.
She dedicatedly worked at her job enjoying every moment of it. While making her daily rounds through-out the hospital and working in the Outpatient Department collecting blood and performing ECGs, she got to know many of the patients, nurses, doctors and other staff very well.
As a child, having my mom work in the same community that we lived was important. I always knew she was only a short drive away. She worked there for more than 20 years, retiring over 10 years ago.
Now, Delta Hospital provides various medical services for her and my father. Living in Ladner, Delta Hospital is easily accessible and convenient to them. Still knowing many of the staff at Delta Hospital, it is comforting to my mom when she comes for her medical appointments.
The emergency department is a great asset to the community. Three generations of family members, my parents, my sister and I, and our children, have received efficient and friendly medical service on various occasions when we needed care.
Presently my sister and I both live in Ladner and work at Delta Hospital. For the past 11 years, my sister, Raeanne has been a Medical Laboratory Technologist working in the same lab where my mom worked.
She performs urgent and routine diagnostic laboratory testing, which aids the physicians in making timely and accurate diagnosis and treatment plans for each patient.
I am satisfied and grateful to work as the Outpatient Dietitian for Clinical Nutrition Services and Diabetes Education. I provide nutrition counseling and education to patients who have nutrition related medical issues, such as diabetes, heart disease and gastrointestinal disorders.
For the two of us, it is very important to be able to work where we live. Not only do we feel the sense of community working at Delta Hospital, those we provide service to feel that sense of community as well.
• Lori Bryce is the Outpatient Dietitian for Clinical Nutrition Services and Diabetes Education at Delta Hospital.