Maurita is always looking to follow Christ and live His Golden Rule.
Q: Maurita, what do your daily activities include?
A: My daily activities begin with a “Pause for Prayer” shared with us by Sister Lois Anne Palkert. Then, I go where God leads me. My duties vary from Mission Services, Community Relations, Rural Marketing, Accounting support, I.T. liaison, or small hospital grant writing.
Q: What do you love most about your job?
A: I love the satisfaction that comes from doing the best job that I can do to assure that this community has access to quality healthcare.
Q: What made you want to work in healthcare?
A: It was a direction in which I was led during a period of family illness. My stepfather was having colon cancer surgery at Madison Hospital and I came to be a support system for my mother. It turns out that this facility and the staff became my support system and I ended up moving here and never looked back.
Q: Where did you go to school?
A: I attended Lee High School and Lee College. I also received specialized training from IBM in Houston.
Q: What do you like most about CHI St. Joseph Health?
I like being part of a faith-based company, which sets us apart from other organizations. It is a healing ministry that allows Christ to work through us. All of our meetings are opened with a prayer . . . it is expected, not shunned.
Q: How would you describe your philosophy of care?
A: While not in direct patient care myself, my family has utilized this facility for decades. I always defer to the Golden Rule: Treat each patient or family member the way that you would want to be treated or the way that you would want your family member to be treated . . . with respect, dignity, and compassion. They are at their most vulnerable whenever they are in our care and should be treated delicately. We should not only assure that they are receiving the best possible care physically, but also that their spiritual needs are fulfilled.
Q: What do you like most about the community?
A: This community is made up of incredibly wonderful, generous, and caring people that are my neighbors and friends. It is a privilege to care for them at CHI Madison Hospital. Many lives have been saved and many members of the community have been helped because CHI Madison Hospital has been here for them.
Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
A: I love growing hibiscuses, photographing incredible sunsets, visiting anywhere tropical, and volunteering.
Q: Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
A: I am so blessed to have worked for CHI St. Joseph Health for practically my entire life. I have seen many changes during my years and through the leadership and guidance of the Sisters, we have reached another peak of excellence.