“Ginger is always a positive light in our office. Always happy to see you, always polite, and always serving the patients with her best.”


Q: What do your daily activities include?
A: Rooming patients (vitals, verifying medications, updating any paperwork/changes since last year or last visit in surgery, procedures, additional DX’s, etc., integrating everything into the EMR), administering injections, returning calls, answering patient questions, cleaning and stocking patient rooms, and anything else that anyone may need help with.


Q: What do you love most about your job?
A: I love the direct patient contact. I love knowing that I can, if even in a small way, impact someone’s day in a positive way; even if it’s only something small, like returning a call quickly or informing the patient that their medication was refilled.


Q: What made you want to work in healthcare?
A: I’ve wanted to work in the health care profession since I was very young, probably around middle-school age. Though my focus has somewhat shifted since then (initially I wanted to be a surgeon, but I found very quickly that life had other plans for me), doing what I’m doing now, and what I’m training to do (I’m enrolled currently at Blinn working on my prerequisite courses for my BSN at Texas A&M) still has a huge impact, and the people I work with on a day-to-day basis inspire me to reach higher and keep improving.


Q: Where did you go to school?
A: I’m currently attending Blinn College. Hopefully I’ll be enrolling in the BSN program at Texas A&M University very soon. 🙂


Q: What do you like most about CHI St. Joseph Health?
A: I enjoy the atmosphere of spirituality that myself and my co-workers share. Whether it’s in a large or small way, the Lord is always with us, and I feel that any small thing we can do to help our patients or make their day easier is a blessing.


Q: How would you describe your philosophy of care?
A: I try to approach every patient like they’re part of my family; how would I want someone to treat my mother or my father when they’re in the room with them? Smiling and maintaining positivity is always important, no matter what your specific task is; the patients -always- notice, and it can be the difference in making someone feel calmer or putting them on edge.


Q: What do you like most about the community?
A: As a lifetime member of the Brazos Valley I’ve found that people within our twin cities are very close-knit; everyone knows everyone indirectly, and you can’t go anywhere without running into someone you know!


Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
A: When I’m not studying or working on schoolwork, I like to read; I went through probably 28 books last year alone! I also love music.


Q: Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
A: I think that every day we all have an opportunity to better ourselves; so much of our approach, even if we don’t realize it, is in adapting a positive mentality and telling yourself that “this is going to be a good day.” If you set yourself up for success, you can’t help but succeed. I try to remember this every day, even if I’m tired or I didn’t get enough sleep or I stayed up too late studying (this happens often these days, lol). Our patients are here for such a short time, and every person comes into our lives for a reason… It’s our job to lift them up and help them smile, even if it’s for that short time they’re with us in the office. We can never tell what battles each and every person is fighting in their lives, so making their time with us the most positive we can is imperative. / Hebrews 6:10