Why Kristen chose healthcare-
I am a second-generation nurse so, you could say nursing is in my genes.
I knew from a very young age that I would become a nurse. Nursing challenges
me intellectually, ethically, and spiritually which allows for tremendous
personal growth. It also provides a platform to give generously to individuals,
families, and my greater community. I can’t think of another career
that offers such a range of reward.
Th best thing about her job is-
The best part of my job is the opportunity I have to be of service to our
patients. I work hard to meet their needs in a friendly and timely manner.
I know how nerve wracking it is to wait for the results of labs or tests.
I have been the mommy of a sick little and the daughter of a sick parent
and wife of a spouse having a procedure. I know that these times require
compassion, timeliness, and precision. I know when I have offered these
qualities to patients because I hear it in their voices and see it in
their faces. When it’s a job well done, it’s the best.
Working with the team here at Kirby as been like coming home for me. It
has been such a pleasure to work with such a motivated, intelligent, and
fun group. I look forward to coming to work every day because this really
does feel like a work “family.” I couldn’t be more honored
and proud to be apart of the Kirby Team!
I have a husband and 3 children. My husband, Russ, is a chemical engineer
and works for Ameren. We moved here almost 4 years ago from Tulsa, Oklahoma
for his job with Ameren. It’s been a big change but well worth it.
My oldest is Ian, he is 19 and is a lover of all things Manga. My oldest
daughter is Jackie. She graduates from Centennial High School this May
and is enrolled in 3 choir classes! My youngest daughter, Madeleine, is
4 years old and she loves Twilight Sparkle and Paw Patrol (Skye is her
favorite pup!). We all share a common love for super heroes, however,
we are a house divided: Marvel vs. DC Comics.
I love to read historical fiction and sci-fi books. I do crafts: wreath
making, scrapbooking, etc. I also like to refinish furniture and chalk
paint. I love taking something old and tired and making it new and purposeful again.
What 2019 holds for Kristen-
I am very excited to be going to Europe this summer! My husband and I will
be traveling primarily to Paris, France but we plan on spending some time
in Sweden, Belgium, and Holland as well.