“If we have a call in, I go out on the floor to cover. Employees don’t do anything I wouldn’t do myself. If I’m there and I can help, I’m going to help, no matter what the task is.”
Darcy was recently recognized as Saint Joseph Berea’s leader of the year, and said the honor is humbling, but the recognition she receives from former patients she encounters in the community is the most fulfilling part of the work.
“My favorite moments are when you see someone weeks or months later and they remember you and how you took care of them,” Darcy said. “Sometimes you see someone at the store and they say ‘Oh I remember you. You took care of my son; you were so good with him.’ Those mean a lot to me.”
Outside of her busy work life at the hospital, Darcy enjoys time with her family, including her two new grandchildren, who are 14 and 12 months old.
“My son and daughter both got married within a year of each other and then both had a child within a year of each other, so it’s been a lot of fun,” Darcy said.
Darcy and her husband also enjoy thrifting and car shows; Darcy said her husband restores classics and enters them into shows. She restores furniture, flipping something old into a new masterpiece for someone to treasure.
“I had some antique china cabinets I turned into a wardrobe,” Darcy said. “Right now, I’m thrifting for baby toys to keep at our house so my daughter and son don’t have to pack up toys from their houses to bring over when we visit the grandkids.”