John has worked in Safety and Security for our local hospital for over five years. His main station is at the front desk in the ER area. His job is widespread and contains so many different elements that his job description could fill a whole notebook. He not only makes sure the hospital is secure, from locking doors to ensuring fire procedures, but he also has to deal with the drunk and disorderly patients, sometimes being a bodyguard to both patients and doctors, to assisting police officers and dealing with any emergency that should arise, often times unloading the helicopters that come in. He has received many awards and recognition statements from his superiors over the years.
John is a popular person in his job, not only due to his engaging personality but to his physique as well. He stands 6'5", when he is not wearing my heels, and when he shaves his head, is a force to be reckoned with!
In the past John has also driven ambulance for the Spirit of Marshfield which is an advanced ambulance service due to it's equipment and intensive care capabilities (life support) that an average ambulance does not have. This means, he got all the worst case scenario calls all over the state.
John's real love involves computers, however. He is a self taught geek. Seriously, since the five plus years I have known him, his ability to know almost anything computer related has grown ten fold. He is a natural. He is often pulled from his normal duties at work to help others in the technical/digital world. This was not lost on his superiors and over the course of the last few years, John has taken some training courses computer/security related. He designs websites for a second job and has taken many coworkers computers home for a reformatting. Again the word spread of his talents. Late last year, he was asked to design an inventory software program for the hospital and did a wonderful job for them.
Due to his proven abilities, tonight is his last night on nights! He will start days next week and continue to take on more projects with designing software and whatever else comes his way. His hard work and dedication allowed him to move up among his peers. He has waited years for this type of promotion.
I think he deserves a big congratulations, don't you!?
Spencer and I thank him for his hard work and for taking care of us too...
The ambulance John used to drive when on call.
He has received awards for some of the situations he was involved in when offloading patients from this helicopter.
At a conference in Las Vegas last year. Notice he is playing with the toys instead of attending the courses!