Bring Your Healthcare Career to Life at Kirby Medical Center
Kirby employee Heidi Apperson says culture, community come first.
From Seattle to Chicago and New York City, hit medical TV shows sensationalize
the drama of working for a hospital in a bustling, big city. While the
medical demands in large, metropolitan areas are vast, rural healthcare
plays an equally vital role in keeping patients around the country healthy
and diverse communities thriving. For Heidi Apperson, Kirby Medical Center’s
Director of Marketing & Community Relations, working for the medical
center is anything but mundane.
“In my current position, I wear a lot of hats. This includes handling
sponsorships, advertisements, billboards, social media and our website,”
explains Apperson. “I also help manage special events and work closely
with the Kirby Auxiliary and The Kirby Foundation. Every day is a little
different, and I think that is my favorite part of my job.”
Apperson has been with the organization for nearly two decades, getting
her start with Kirby Medical Group in Atwood during a high school work
study program. In 2004, she joined the Atwood team fulltime as an office
assistant. Even after relocating in 2010, when her husband became Piatt
County Sheriff’s newest deputy, she stayed loyal to Kirby and joined
the team in Monticello. All the while, Kirby encouraged her to grow and learn.
“Since working at Kirby, I took advantage of their tuition reimbursement
program. I received my medical transcription certification, associate
degree, bachelor’s degree and most recently, my master’s degree,”
In addition to its unique tuition reimbursement program, Apperson believes
it’s the all-around caring nature of the organization that sets
“I have taken my boys in for broken bones, had surgeries myself and
been a patient in many different areas of the hospital. The staff always
shows true concern,” says Apperson.
Not to mention, Kirby’s location makes it extremely convenient for
residents in Monticello, Atwood, Cerro Gordo, and all of Piatt County
to receive comprehensive care without traveling far. Apperson says convenience
is just one of the many ways Kirby shows their dedication to the community.
“Kirby is so involved in our community, from generous sponsorships
to just showing support in any way we can. I love that my employer shows
generosity and truly cares,” says Apperson.
For anyone considering a career in healthcare, Apperson’s advice
“I would encourage anyone interested in working at Kirby to do it!”
says Apperson. “You will not regret it. The Kirby culture is top
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