Adhering to a diet that meets your specific nutritional needs can be difficult.
Researching the pros and cons of various types of food and keeping track
of all the serving sizes can feel overwhelming, which is why we are here
to help. At Kirby Medical Center, you can work with Sara to create a healthy,
customized diet and activity plan to assist you in meeting your overall
Let's meet Sara!
Why did you choose to work in healthcare?
I was inspired by my grandmother who was faced with complete and sudden
kidney failure at the age of 29. It was 1969 at the time and the closest
dialysis treatment was Chicago. Her attention to nutrition was the primarily
reason she survived decades of dialysis and once held a record at Carle
for the receiving dialysis 3 times per week for 29 years. Food is medicine.
What is the best thing about your job?
SO MANY THINGS. Working with coworkers I consider friends. Rewarding opportunities
with patient and employee nutrition services. Also, being able to walk
around on the wellness trail and appreciate our beautiful campus.
What have you gained from being part of our Kirby Team?
Serious personal and professional growth. I was encouraged to spend time
with our previous patient health educator during a preceptorship with
Illinois State University. This experienced introduced me to an open door
Tell us about your family.
2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 horses, 22 chickens. Turkeys to come later this Spring!
What are your hobbies outside of work?
Being outdoors, training beagles for field trials, running, yoga with Kate,
watching Brock play baseball, fishing for crappie in Up North Wisconsin,
drinking wine, gardening.
If you had one extra hour every day, what would you spend it doing?
Spending time with family.
What has been the best moment of your career so far?
The move to “New Kirby Medical Center” is probably the most
memorable and something I was proud to be a part of!
Describe your typical work day.
Ha! Nontypical. Nuff said!
Four words that describe you.
With the assistance from my family, here is what they think!
Fun-loving, Driven, Patient, Awesome