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Celebrating Our People – Meet Micah
Connected to Caregivers
Connection is the result of embracing inclusivity and kindness, two values Saint Joseph Hospital human resources coordinator Micah Eastham exemplifies in his work and in his life.
Micah’s first connection with health care happened when he was a child suffering from infant respiratory distress syndrome. He recalls feeling included and the caregivers helped him feel as normal as possible despite staying in a hospital for treatment.
“Having those caregivers surround me and made me feel as normal as I could be,” Micah says. “I was young, but I remember having music therapy. They would come in, and I would sing with them and play guitar. As an 8-year-old kid in the hospital, it made it feel normal and being surrounded by an inclusive, loving patient care team meant a lot.”
Now in an administrative role within human resources, Micah is inspired by the kindness his caregivers showed him to help our caregivers with their needs, such as licensing, employment contracts and financial assistance for caregivers in need.
“This is the environment I thrive in because there’s something different each day,” Micah says. “It’s fulfilling for me to see the impact of the work I do to help our people with their daily work.”
Investing in the Future of Others
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