The turn of the century brought with it the fear of a Y2K meltdown, the debut album by a fresh new band named Coldplay and it brought Terry Keilman to St. Joe’s. Terry started her career with us as a Warehouse Clerk for the Trinity Continuing Care group. As part of her duties, she would deliver items like wheel chairs, hospital beds, oxygen concentrators and more to the far reaches of the service area which included Cadillac/Grayling, Muskegon/Grand Rapids, Port Huron, Novi and Ann Arbor. Let’s just say that Terry covered a lot of ground. After Trinity Health sold that line of business, Terry started her work within the Hospital, as a Surgical Instrument Tech for the Ortho Team. After three years of doing that work, she joined us in Supply Chain as a Specialist serving the Anesthesia Department and has been doing this ever since.
On September 10, Terry is going to hang up her scrubs and enter into retirement. She and her husband plan to travel as much as the possible, without being away from the grand kids for too long. I asked Terry what was the best part was about working at St. Joe’s and she said: “The people I have met and the friends I made, along with all the things I learned over the years working in health care, and being able to pass on my knowledge. Also, I’m happy that I made a difference in our patients’ care.”
Terry has always brought a sense of pride and dedication to her work, insuring that her areas have what they require to best serve the needs of our patients. She will obviously be missed by all those that have been fortunate enough to work with her. God bless you and your family Terry. We hope your retirement is long, healthy and happy.