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.
Years with UI Health Care
What is something you will always remember about working at UI Health Care?
|Ford, Jancye||Coding Representative||Health Information Management||33||12/30/2021||“My job was forever changing through the years to stay on top of rules and regulations and to work among the best!”|
|Escobedo, Randy||Hospital Mortician||Pathology-Decedent Care Center||24+||12/1/2021|
|Weber, Jane||Staff Nurse||Clinical Research Unit, ICTS||42||12/1/2021||“What I will remember is the changes in science and treatments over the last 42 years. As a research nurse in the Clinical Research Unit for the past 28 years I have been apart of these changes, many of our research protocols have become standard of care treatments and have truly improved and changed peoples lives.”|
|Hammen, Denise||Senior Imaging Technologist||Radiology||45||11/1/2021||“Thank you to the Department of Radiology for 45 years of great memories.”|
|Wagoner, Jan||Office Coordinator||Pediatrics||19+||11/1/2021||“I have worked in the Pediatric Department my entire time at UIHC – I have had the chance to interact with many co-workers, made many friends, was given the chance for advancement, and have always been very comfortable in my work environment.”|
|Wood, Lori||Record Analyst||Health Information Management||40||10/7/2021||“I remember when I started working here, I had been a stay at home mom and thought, I’ll try it for a few months. 40 years later I’m still here! I just remember how scared I was when I first started, I was from a small town and the University was so big, the hospital at that time was only general hospital and Carver pavilion was still being built, so in hindsight, it was pretty small compared to what it has grown into. I have met so many people over the years, and that is what I will miss the most.”|
|Schuller, Patricia||Clinical Tech III||Ophthalmology||41||10/6/2021||“I will always remember how I was treated with so much kindness and how caring everyone was to me. I was very blessed to have worked with so many wonderful people.”|
|Harry Russell||System Control / Locksmith||Engineering Services||31||10/1/2021||“The great people I worked with!!!”|
|Starbuck, Robin||Patient Account Rep||Patient Financial Services||27||10/1/2021|
|Carlson, Teresa||Staff Nurse||Pediatrics||40||10/1/2021||“My coworkers over the last 40 years were quite a mixture. I learned from them all, still do to this day! I hope I had some impact on them as well. It is amazing how medicine has changed. I remember working in ! West Nursery, I was 22 and a bit overwhelmed. I learned everything one piece at a time and now all my coworkers have to learn all that stuff at once. WOW! It was a rewarding career and now I’m ready for the next chapter. I wish you all luck.”|
|Rahde, Sally||Clerk IV||Internal Medicine||36||9/24/2021||“Internal Medicine has been wonderful to work for! I thank my supervisor for being so kind. Four of us with me being the last to retire were together for 30 some years.
So we felt like a family. That is what I will remember,the way we all worked great together.
I loved the job I did and will always miss that and all of the staff I have met through the years.”
|Wombacher, Beth||Clerk III||Radiology||27||9/7/2021||“I actually started in radiology as a student in 1974 and watching the growth of UIHC has been incredible and I am proud to have even had a small part in it. I am also a patient here in a couple of departments and have been very impressed to see the hospital “in action” as it were.”|
|Mueller, Glenda||Sonographer||Women’s Health/OBGYN||38||9/7/2021||“It has been a great career, I’ve gotten to work with some amazing people. For that I am thankful! I have done procedures that truly saved babies lives! I am with patient’s at the happiest times and also when they receive life crushing news.”|
|Weinberg, Sue||Revenue Cycle Representative||Patient Financial Services||34||9/2/2021||“The people. My co-workers and supervisors have always been great!
Also, the number of times my office and/or desk has moved. I started out in the main hospital, moved desks and rooms several times. Then went to above US Bank, then UCC in Old Capitol Mall, and finally HSSB (which is by far the nicest location!). All while working for PSF.
|Thede-Reynolds, Kathy||Manufacturing Supervisor||Radiology||35+||9/1/2021||“I have met some great people throughout my career at the university as a technologist, a graduate student, and most recently as a radiochemist. I started in the pathology department in 1979, went to graduate school here, returned to pathology, and then transferred to radiology in the PET Imaging Center. UI Health Care has undergone numerous changes over that time span, but the people are still the same. Many of my coworkers have become close friends over all the years, and we correspond and visit each other throughout the US. It is the people that can make working here a wonderful thing.”|
|Lane, Teresa||Lead IT Support Consultant||HCIS||40||9/1/2021||
“The things I will remember most and treasure about my 40 plus years of service to UI Health Care are as follows:
-The quality of care and compassion I have witnessed and experienced as an employee and patient.
|Intelkofer, Jerry||Staff nurse||Dermatology-IRL||39||9/1/2021||I have loved working with such smart, compassionate staff. In Iowa it is the only place to work.|
|Shaffer, Kevin||Driver||Social Services||32||8/6/2021||” Driving Hospital Car, the patients I helped and the co-workers in Patient Transportation.”|
|Erhardt, Janice||Nurse Clinician||Child Health Specialty Clinics||36||8/2/2021||“Being able to work with great Pediatric specialists throughout the years on improving the lives of the CHSC patients and their families I served. UI Health Care has had and still has amazing staff in Pediatrics!”|
|Huinker, Mary||Administrative Services Coordinator||Radiology||35||7/9/21||“The Educators in the BS Radiation Sciences Degree tracks are outstanding. We are family and a team: that says it all. I’ve seen many students graduate over the years and their accomplishments make me very proud. My time working in Urology with Dr. Richard Williams and his faculty and staff was also fulfilling to me; and I met visiting professors from all over the world. I’ve held other positions at the Univ. of Iowa: memorable is working with Mary Jo Small and her staff. I will cherish all the friendships and memories forever.”|
|Nichols, Kristy||Patient Account Representative||JOPFS, Transplant||28||7/7/2021||“Work is always work, but knowing you can do something that will benefit our patients, and the quality of care we provide, makes it worth coming in every day. I was lucky to have positions in hospital dentistry, and the hospital business office that made coming to work fun, and created life long friends.”|
|Hedges-Kane, Kathryn||Revenue Cycle Representative||Patient Financial Services||47+||7/6/2021||“The people—patients, families, doctors, nurses, co-workers and bosses. Everyone had a hand in shaping my life. The good, the bad, and the ugly. You don’t stay this long if you hate your job!”|
|Lamp, Marcy||Secretary||Internal Medicine||19+||7/1/2021||“It has been a pleasure and privilege to work for UI Health Care. I feel very lucky to have worked with such great co-workers and I feel very fortunate to have worked at this hospital. After 19 1/2 years, it’s time to move on to the next phase of my life. I am planning on traveling and spending time with my family. Sincerely, Marcy”|
|Koss, Linda||Secretary III||Hospital Administration||35||7/2/2021||“I have always been so proud to work at such an incredible world-class hospital and will take that sense of pride will remain when I retire. AND the people who work here from housekeeping to dining staff to doctors and nurses—they are truly among the best! The friendships I have made will last a lifetime.”|
|Allen, Lisa||Clerk IV||ASC||31||6/10/21||“Everyone that I have worked for or with are wonderful people. It is those people that I am going to miss the most!”|
|Everett, Carol||Clerk III||Internal Medicine||35||5/28/21||“I love what I do & will miss my co-workers! The people are open & friendly , & always willing to help!! I will also miss volunteering with my therapy dog, Looby. Those were some of the most memorable interactions I have ever had!! Overall, my time here has been a pleasure & I will miss it!”|
|Gronstal, Ann||ARNP||Neonatology||34||5/17/2021||“I will always remember the opportunities I enjoyed to learn, grow and serve. I treasure the people I have worked with and the meaningfulness my caregiving has brought to my life. My special connectedness to the NICU where my first son was born and passed away has been a self healing way to give back to others in similar circumstances. And of course all of us will have the special memory of serving during this worldwide pandemic and have learned new ways to respect and care for one another. I thank the departments of Nursing, Medicine and Sally Mathis for a rewarding career.”|
|Reif, Carol||Clerk III||Internal Medicine||34||5/14/2021||“UI Health Care is an amazing hospital and workplace. I have gained so much knowledge and have been surrounded by the friendliest atmosphere. All the staff are genuinely friendly courteous people who are willing to step up no matter what. Being in Internal Medicine for 33 years, I have learned so many jobs and have trained countless people. I have truly loved my job and have made so many friends and met so many people.
There are 4 members of the office I work in that I have been with for 30 plus years. They have been my work family. I will miss my second home!”
|McClellen, Susan||Photographer||MarCom||34||5/5/2021||“All the brilliant wonderful people I have been blessed to work with. I have enjoyed documenting discoveries and important events at UIHC.”|
|Schwab, Judy||Clerk III||Rehabilitation Therapies||35+||5/5/2021||“I will remember the numerous friends I’ve made along the way.”|
|Lidell, Rita||Creative Media Specialist||Marketing and Communications||35||5/4/2021||“I came into the hospital to meet a friend for lunch and had a job offer before I left. In those days we were the Public Information Office. We have changed our name four times, and relocated within the complex seven times. I have worked with five different CEOs of UI Health Care and five deans of the College of Medicine. By far the biggest change was bringing marketing into the fold to promote our excellent health care team. I have met so many wonderful staff members and even more families and patients we profiled. It’s been an honor to promote a place that does so much for so many people throughout the state, the country, and the world.”|
|Steckly, Helen||Secretary III||Rehabilitation Therapies||44||5/3/2021||“The opportunity to work with so many caring, gifted and talented people. UI Health Care has continued to grow and change as healthcare changes, and I am proud have been a part of it.”|