BWHers Share Their One Shining Moments
BWH Bulletin’s year-end issue is a time to highlight BWHers’ proudest moments from the past year. We asked you to share one BWH-related memory from 2015 that was meaningful to you, and you offered touching stories about colleagues, patients, families, events and milestones that inspired you. We hope you enjoy these remarkable moments.
Our office remains open during lunch hours so that patients can get an appointment during their own lunch breaks. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Nutrition staff stagger their lunch breaks in order to provide office coverage during this time.
One day earlier this year, one of our WIC staff, Myrta Montijo, went out to pick up lunch at a local restaurant while other staff covered the front desk. As Myrta returned to Brookside to eat her lunch, she passed through the waiting area. There was one woman waiting for her WIC appointment. The patient commented to Myrta that her lunch smelled so good and that she was so hungry, having spent many hours on the road and at appointments that day. She asked Myrta where she got her lunch, as she was hoping to stop there on her way home. The patient still had an hour or so longer before she would finish her appointments at Brookside and Myrta could see how exhausted she was, so she asked the patient if she could share half of her lunch with her.
The patient quickly agreed and was so grateful for Myrta’s kind gesture and generosity!
Maria Dievler, MA, RD, LDN
Director of WIC and Nutrition, Brookside Community Health Center