Retirements

This list is not a comprehensive list of all UI Health Care retirements. People on this list have notified UI Health Care Human Resources of their retirement, and they have given approval to be listed here. In order by retirement date.

Name Job Title Department

Years with UI Health Care

 

Retirement Date What is something you will always remember about working at UI Health Care?
Fischer, Ed Network Engineer III CTS Voice 19 11/6/2020
Clark, Steve Pharmacy Technician Supervisor Pharmacy 38 11/4/2020 “The thing that will always stay with me is the sense of teamwork among the whole spectrum of everyone at UIHC.”
Doak, Sharon Education Coordinator Anesthesia 35 10/30/2020 “I started at UI Health Care as a registered dietitian in Food & Nutrition Services and then moved to the Anesthesia Department. I am proud of supporting the exceptional education programs in nurse anesthesia, anesthesia residency and anesthesia fellowships, especially the pediatric anesthesia fellowship. I always considered the peds anesthesia fellowship my “baby” as I worked on the initial application for ACGME accreditation and was the program coordinator for the last 5 years.”
Hubbard, Deborah Nurse Clinician, Lactation Consultant CWS 44 10/20/2020 “For most of my nursing career I have been a childbirth educator and lactation consultant. It has been my pleasure to educate families prenatally and to help them achieve their breastfeeding goals. Besides all the wonderful memories that I hold dear working with my colleagues, I will always remember the look of joy on a woman’s face when her baby begins to suckle at her breast for the first time and her tears begin to flow. Being witness to that love connection between mother and child will sustain me for a lifetime.”
Maifeld, Michelle 3rd Party Donor Coordinator, IVF Clinic Ambulatory Women’s Health Center 30 10/12/2020 Having the honor to have worked with a great long-standing team which has always strived for excellence in the care of our REI/IVF patients. The opportunity to work with patients from diverse backgrounds and help them in their journey toward parenthood.
I especially remember having to give a couple negative pregnancy test results. This couple was at the end of a very long infertility journey and they THANKED ME/(us). She was so gracious, I could not believe she was saying thank you as they had yet again another negative test and were ending their treatment. They were so thankful that we had given them the opportunity to try to have a family, we were always kind and forthright with them and for that they were forever grateful. It was humbling to hear that. Wishing the IVF team all the best as they continue to work with patients in their quest for parenthood. It has been an honor and a great clinic to have been a part of from its very early years.
Stephenson, Judy HR Manager Center for Disabilities and Development and Child Health Specialty Clinics 35 10/4/2020 “I’ll cherish the friendships I have made and the ability to partner with so many dedicated and skilled coworkers.”
Bohlke, Roxanne  CLSII Pathology 42 10/2/2020 “I will remember the wonderful people that I’ve worked with over the years. I will always remember being honored and receiving the Improving Our Workplace Award.”
Lilienthal, Patricia CRNA Anesthesia 24 9/30/2020
Panther, Norma Clerk III Radiation Oncology 30 9/30/2020 “My years at the university have primarily been spent with patient scheduling in various areas. I was a scheduler in the Holden Comprehensive Clinical Cancer Center for approximately 13 years prior to moving to Radiation Oncology reception/scheduling. This position was very rewarding, working with cancer patients and their families. With the patients having multiple visits over the duration of their treatment, one really becomes acquainted with the patient and their family members. The University has been a wonderful employer and I will miss many of those I have come in contact with over the years, both co-workers and patients.”
Ganschow, Nancy Staff Nurse Ophthalmology 43 9/30/2020 “That I work for one of the best Eye Departments in the world even thought we treat people like we are a small town. Patients are like family.”
Holz, Lois Nurse Clinician Nursing 42 9/10/2020 “Something I will always remember: the look of trust and hope from my patients. What an honor!”
Sass, Deb Senior Imaging Technologist Radiology 42 9/2/2020 “Thinking back of all the students, staff techs, staff docs, and residents, I have worked with. They have been from all over the U.S. and the world.”
Ganschow, Bill Quality Manager Pathology 42 8/31/2020 “I will remember all of the great people at UI Healthcare that I have come in contact with in my 42 years of service there.”
Millice, Nancy Educational Consultant Rehab Therapies/Psychiatry 32 8/31/2020 “I will always remember the people I worked with and I loved helping the children, adolescents, and young people with their educational needs while in the hospital and also doing evaluations to help them be successful in school at all levels.”
Rhomberg, Ann Research Nurse ICTS 30 8/20/20
Hartley, Lori Instructional Service Specialist EMSLRC 35 8/11/2020 “I particularly enjoyed educating the different disciplines of healthcare and watching them come together to work as a team. The interprofessional collaboration we have at UIHC is one of the best things about working here. The growth and learning opportunities that have come my way at UIHC are invaluable. I will always be grateful! I wish all the faculty and staff the best of luck in the future and thank you for allowing me the privilege of being a part of the UIHC family.”
Miller, Rae Program Manager Division of Child and Community Health 12 8/10/2020 “Dedicated commitment to children who have special needs and their families.”
Matthews, Grace Nurse Practice Leader Nursing-MSS 39+ 8/3/2020 “As an academic medial center, I have had the privilege of learning from, working with, teaching and caring for a variety of people. I will treasure every memory I have and appreciate the privilege of working here for so many years.”
Mielnik, William R. Assoc Dir, E&A Project Mgmt Capital Management 14 8/3/2020 “My job afforded me the opportunity to interact with many different people across the UIHC enterprise; from many different departments; with many diverse backgrounds, training and experience. It never failed to amaze me just how bright, talented, and dedicated our staff are. I am proud to have been a part of UIHC these many years and am very humbled when I think of the caliber of people I had contact with every day of my career here. I only hope that in some small way I was able to contribute to the UIHC mission and its success. After all, “If we don’t do it … who will?”
Schebler, Therese Clerk Ophthalmology 37 8/3/2020 “When I first started at UIHC, the size of the hospital was very daunting. As the years passed, I formed friendships in my department and others. Even though the hospital continued to grow, it felt more like a united community than a huge overwhelming institution.”
Yorek, Gloria Secretary III Orthopedics 29 7/31/2020 “What I remember most are the number of friends I have made at UIHC, spanning the entire hospital, not just Orthopedics. The camaraderie of co-workers while working “clinic days” in Orthopedics. So many changes over the years, always learning something new it seems.”
Davis, Cam Clinical Pharmacist Pharmaceutical Care 25 7/10/2020 “I have greatly enjoyed working with all of the pharmacy, nursing, and medical staff over the past 25 years. It has been very rewarding working on PICU the past 15 years and being able to work in the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.”
Abernathy, Glenn Physician Family Medicine 13 7/2/2020
Clark, Charles R. Orthopedic Surgeon, Professor Orthopedic Surgery 40 6/30/2020 “All of the wonderful people with whom I’ve cared for and with whom I’ve worked with. You are the best!!!”
Alward, Wallace Professor Ophthalmology 33 6/30/2020 “I feel indescribably lucky to have had my ideal job for the last 33 years. I get to take care of the nicest patients, work with outstanding colleagues on important glaucoma research, and teach brilliant and motivated residents and fellows. I cannot imagine a better career or a better place to work.”
Amos, James J. Clinical professor, psychiatry Psychiatry 24 6/30/2020 “I treasure the memories of teaching the next generation of health care professionals including medical students, residents, and all others who care for our patients. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve.”
Temple, Scott Clinical psychologist/clinical professor Psychiatry and Medicine 20 6/30/2020 “Opportunities to work with some of the best people in my 40-year career as a psychologist. I will cherish the memories of all the colleagues I worked along side of, trained, learned from, did research with, and developed a program or two with.”
Pollock, Vicky Secretary III Ophthalmology 28.5 6/26/2020 “My starting date was Friday, November 1, 1991 – the date of the shooting on university side. My co-workers wondered if I’d feel safe in returning. I did and always have. I have been blessed and privileged to work with great people and a great department. I will treasure all the experiences, learning opportunities and growth challenges I’ve had with this exceptional location. “
Bauer, Brian Engineering coordinator Radiology 33 6/8/2020
Sherman, Jaime Clinical documentation improvement quality oversight specialist Clinical Documentation Improvement 36.5 6/4/2020 “My career at UIHC has been a challenging, rewarding and growing experience. I will always remember taking care of the first HIV patient in 1983 and now retiring with the COVID-19 experience in 2020. Working in SNICU, Burn Unit and Clinical Documentation Improvement has given me a well rounded career. Thank you to all I have worked with throughout the years, it has been quite the adventure.”
Sheetz, Jeanne RN CWS 29 6/2/2020 “I will always remember all of my team members over the years in Peds Endo/Diabetes! I could never have asked for a smarter or nicer group of people to work with!”
Herlein, Sharon Senior certified pharmacy technician Ambulatory Care Pharmacy 41 6/1/2020 “Meeting so many people from all over the world. Everyone has their own unique story as to why and how they arrived at the University of Iowa. Also, witnessing the advancement of technology in the workplace. We have come a long way in 40 years.”
Clancy, Mary Copper Senior compliance specialist Joint Office for Compliance 17.5 off and on 6/1/2020 “What jumps out to me as something that I will always remember is the passion that health care providers, workers and researchers, have for their work, whether it is direct patient care, support services, research or teaching–it has always been inspiring to me. I have worked here in different capacities that include nursing, social work, patient relations and now compliance. The commitment and dedication of UI Health Care workers that I have crossed paths with in my various roles, has made me proud to work for this institution.”
Davis, Lonny Engineering tech Maintenance and Engineering 31 4/10/2020
Christiansen, Judy Nursing assistant CWS Stead 10 17 4/7/2020 “How nice everyone is and all the friends I have made.”
Gould, Renee Nursing practice leader Nursing quality 30+ 4/6/2020 “I have had the honor of working with some wonderful colleagues in both Nursing and other departments. I will miss everyone but I am looking forward to this next chapter in life.”
Artz, Tyler Administrator Radiology 15 4/3/2020 “Great clinical care, great research, great education, and the people with whom I worked the closest are the greatest. I will miss you all. Thanks for the memories!”
Hindman, Brad Professor Anesthesia 32 4/3/2020 “UI Health Care is a place where, if someone can help you, they will. I am grateful for thousands of wonderful colleagues.”
Sexton, Cathy Clerk III UIBHC 43 4/3/2020 “All the amazing providers, co-workers, and patients that I have had the opportunity to work with and get to know!”
Scherrer, Coleen Clerk 3 Guest Services 33 4/1/2020 “I have made so many friendships over the years that I will forever cherish!”

 

5 comments

  1. words cannot express the feelings I have had working at uihc on mother baby. I have had so many wonderful patients to care for and my staff just wonderful. they all will stay in my heart always. everyone here from linen to dietary, bio, css, peds cardiology, doctors I have met so many great people and that I will cherish always. my bosses I thank you for this wonderful opportunity to work here. take care everyone and I promise to check in on you.:)

  2. I started my nursing career in 1974 starting with nursing assistance as I was working on my Practical Nursing Degree. After graduating my first job was on the Otolaryngology on 2 Boyd Tower which was the only private rooms at that time. I learned so much and returned in 1998 working as an Occupational Health Nurse in Employee Health and finishing my nursing with Orthopedic Department. I have meet wonderful staff and learned much from my peers and physician. I will truly miss my peers and the patients I have worked with over the 18 1/2 years.

  3. I have enjoyed working with the Ophthalmology department in Oculoplastics for 19 years – my staff physicians, fellows, residents, secretaries, techs, nurses, billers, schedulers, triage support staff, supervisors, front desk support staff, library support staff, administrative staff, and I could go on & on! I especially loved helping the patients feel like this big hospital really cared about them personally! It has been a very fulfilling career for me and I will miss all of you! Thank you for the last 19 years!

  4. A Poem Honoring Ernie’s Retirement
    by Michael Chan
    Food and Nutrition Services
    August 2020

    Ernie Ernie
    What a memory
    Keeping watch for our safety
    Over 30 years as your duty
    Respectful, honest and friendly
    You will be in our sweet memory

  5. I have had an outstanding career here at UIHC spanning just over 42 years. The changes in health care and its delivery have been amazing – computers, PCA pumps, EPIC, etc. Parting is definitely bittersweet. I wish I could personally thank all the wonderful people that I have met here at UIHC – you have made working here an incredible journey. And I wish everyone the very best as they live out their careers. Thank you all for the care and kindness you extend to our patients, families and each other! Stay safe, stay strong, and always remain true to your friends and colleagues.

Write a Reply or Comment