A quick reflection:
Started the business in my living room with a small desk, computer and a land line that also could fax (yup no cell phones yet)
My son, Joey was 10 and my daughter, Teri, was 2. Paul was still working at Arthur D Little.
I still work out of my living room but my desk now takes up 2 walls of it! And I have a cell phone that doesn’t work great in my house.
I was not a morning person then and still am not!
My kids are grown – Joey will turn 30 this week and lives in Austin, TX with his girlfriend – he is happy.
My daughter, Teri just turned 21 – she is graduating from BU this month in Public Health and will go to grad school for her masters in Public Health at BU.
Paul and I have worked together for a long time – at least 15 years & somehow we make it work. Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with the most amazing group of nurses. Smart, caring, flexible and consistently go above & beyond. I have watched the nurses lives unfold – having children, their children grew up, some off to college, getting jobs, some got married, some got divorced, many had grandkids, all of them have dealt with illnesses and other life issues.
Together we celebrated many happy moments and mourned many losses. Through it all the nurses made me laugh and I always felt the love, caring & support and I hope you all feel the same way. It has been a pleasure getting to know so many of you – quirks and all! Not everyone can say they truly love their job but I can! Paul & I are so proud of the company & the nurses that made this company.
We look forward to working with you for a long time so please raise a glass tonight & celebrate OHC’s 20 years of success!