“What makes Meadows Health special? It’s the commitment and the drive and the willingness of our people who have a passion for their patients and for medicine.” – Alan Kent, CEO
Pam Hamilton’s career with Meadows began 40 years ago. Her first job began in 1978 as an ER Registrar, then Business Office Supervisor, and later Business Manager for Regional Diagnostics. From there she worked in several capacities in the medical field and even spent 14 years in manufacturing with her husband. Then in 2012, after watching Meadows’ new hospital come together, she felt a tug to go back to her medical roots. “I was very fortunate to find that HR was looking for someone with my background,” Pam commented.
As Human Resources Recruiter, she reviews over 700 applications per month, passing along the ones she feels are most qualified to hiring managers and schedules interviews for the top candidates for each position. Once Human Resources and the Hiring Manager Team completes the interviews they reach a consensus on who they feel would be the best fit for Meadows. “I keep up with statistics like turnover, follow up on exit interviews, and am available as a resource to employees regarding Human Resource questions,” she said. “In addition, I participate in salary surveys, review local market data and am responsible for salary administration for the organization.”
When asked what she liked best about her job, she said, “I get excited when I come across an application from someone who expresses a passion for helping others and shows that they have a plan in place for their future. There is nothing that makes me prouder than to see an employee who started in an entry level position and through continuing education while working here, earned the degree that they dreamed of and succeeded in moving upward.”
Even though she doesn’t work directly with patients, she says human resources is essential in providing high quality of healthcare. “As I review and interview a potential new employee, I always ask myself, is this someone who I would want taking care of my family? I know that my decisions could impact patient care and take that responsibility very seriously,” she said. “Meadows strives every day to make sure our patients get the very best outcome possible for their healthcare. Every employee in the organization somehow touches that patient’s outcome.”