At Concordia Lutheran Ministries, our employees are the heart and hands of our mission – they care for our residents and patients with their hard work, kindness and empathy and keep our organization running with their leadership, vision and dedication.
Watching our amazing staff handle the unprecedented challenges of 2020 that continue into this year has been truly inspiring, so we chose to highlight just a few in our 2021 Concordia Calendar as a proclamation of gratitude for their many contributions. Though we wish there could be 3,000 pages in the calendar to feature all of our employees, this small sampling is representative of our extraordinary staff as a whole. Each month, we’ll introduce you to the talented, compassionate team members featured in our calendar.
October’s employee is Tabatha McKendree, LPN/Resident Care Coordinator, from our Concordia at Ridgewood Place team!
Q: What is your current position at Concordia and when did you begin your career with the organization?
Tabatha: I started as an aide in June of 2010 and am now a LPN/Resident Care Coordinator.
Q: Why do you choose to work for Concordia?
Tabatha: I choose to work for Concordia because they offer competitive pay, great health insurance and room to grow.
Q: What aspects do you love most about your career?
Tabatha: I love having the opportunity to care for our residents as if they were family – it makes them and their families feel safe, comfortable and happy.
Q: How do you best serve your residents?
Tabatha: By always putting their needs before anything else, and making them feel like they can always come to me.
Q: How do you decompress after a long day at work?
Tabatha: I enjoy spending time at home with my loved one and dogs, taking the dogs for walks, and fishing.
Q: Can you tell us about a time you and/or your co-workers went above and beyond during the pandemic?
Tabatha: Every day. Our team works countless hours and different shifts and positions to ensure our residents are receiving the best care possible during such a traumatic time. Also, all of my co-workers went above and beyond to make sure I was able to be with my mother as she was losing her battle to COVID.
To learn more about the career opportunities at Concordia at Ridgewood Place in Plum Boro, visit www.concordiacareers.org. To request a free copy of the 2021 Concordia Calendar, call the Public Relations Department at 724-352-8268.
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