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ROCKSTAR EMPLOYEE - MICHELLE WOODY
ROCKSTAR EMPLOYEE - MICHELLE WOODY

Michelle Wood Interview

I’m here with Michelle Woody our second addition in the EHM Rockstar Employee Showcase. Just like our last interview I’m always so excited to sit down with EHM’s Rockstar Employees. For 11 years Michelle has been a dedicated employee of EHM. I’m are proud to share her story!

Interviewer: Melissa Walker begins the conversation.

Melissa Walker: Good morning Michelle. It’s always nice to see you! Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to answer a few questions and share your story with us. Let’s get started. Can you share a little bit about yourself?

Michelle Woody: Ok, well, I’m originally from Ann Arbor. I lived there for most of my life – well, between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Then in 2015 my husband and I moved to Howell. I’m a student at Schoolcraft College in the ADN program. Oh, I’m a twin.

Melissa: Twin brother or sister

Michelle: Sister. She also worked for EHM at one point.

Melissa: Oh, wow. That's interesting. Shayna, last month's Rockstar Employee also had family members who have worked and still work for EHM. That's awesome.

 

Michelle: Yeah, that is. Oh, I also have a 3-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. I’m obsessed with Bilbo!

Melissa: Do you have any pictures? I’d love to see him. You know one thing I’ve noticed here at EHM is our love for animals and the respect for the benefit they bring to our residents. For example, I know Brady from Therapaws comes and visits our residents and they just love him.

Michelle: I love to see our therapy dogs! They’re ridiculously cute!

[Take a look Michelle's Corgi Bilbo]:

Melissa: I know! So, can you share a little bit about what you do here at EHM?

Michelle: I do intake and scheduling for Skilled Home Care Services. I have been given an opportunity through EHM to work with some amazing clinicians. The team that transitioned over in 2007 has helped me grow both as a person as well as professionally. I have learned things through various roles with the company that I would have not otherwise learned which has given me a broad knowledge base to start my nursing school journey.

Melissa: What a beautiful testament of the staff here at EHM. You know we spend so much time in the workplace, and the people we work oftentimes make such huge differences in our lives – sometimes in ways can’t see. I think it’s awesome that you can see the affect your co-workers have had in your life. So, share with us some your favorite EHM stories.

Michelle: Here’s one. Back in 2010, we had a young patient, still in high school (at the time, we had pediatric nurses) who was fighting terminal cancer, but the patient and her family were not ready to sign on to hospice. Our team worked with them until they did sign up for hospice services. Ok so, as I mentioned the patient was a senior in high school, and had two major events coming up: prom and graduation.

Our team rallied around the patient and worked together to make sure the patient was able to participate in both events. Members of the corporate team donated money, clothes, and other necessary items for prom. Members of the skilled home care team planned to attend the prom as an “entourage” just in case any personal needs came up. As prom came closer, members of the team wore purple to support and pray for this young patient to make it to prom. I was so blessed to able to be a part of her prom entourage. She made it to prom despite her decline and to graduation! It’s these opportunities and moments that show and remind me why I got into healthcare. To see all our staff rally around this young patient just shows the goodness in the world and here at EHM.

Melissa: Michelle, that is so moving! I can only imagine how touched this patient’s family was by such beautiful acts of kindness. I’m touched just hearing this story. You know I’ve only had the privilege to do two of these interviews, and I am so moved by the beauty of the EHM staff. Radical Hospitality at its finest.

Thank you so much for sharing. Thank you for your dedication to EHM, and the humanity to you bring our company. This ends our interview today, again, thank you for taking time to sit and chat with me today.

If you liked what you and wish to congratulate Michelle Woody please email us: marketing@ehmsolutions.org

Until next time, be well.