I worked at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in the 90's, so it's been a while, but I remember being told it started as a cottage hospital around the turn of the century. That means it was several buildings built like cottages, each housing patients with various ailments. It gave people who were ill a personal touch, being cared for as if they were at home only with doctors and nurses. They personified that when I was an employee there, in my recollection. Caring for every patient with a personal touch. I worked as a Surgical tech, setting up instruments and preparing the sterile field for the surgery that would take place. I had little to no patient contact, that being the circulating nurses job. I regret that. Not knowing how the patient did after the operation. But occasionally I found out bits and pieces about their recovery and that made me feel I was helping them and others. I worked with a lot of good people...doctors, nurses, techs, everyone. I have only good memories for my stint at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
I’ve been a patient at Newton-Wellesley many times! I’ve never had a bad experience - staff is caring and knowledgeable. Thank you for your role in that! As a patient, I knew so many people’s efforts went into making my time there great. It is wonderful to be able to thank someone other than the nurses and doctors I directly interacted with.
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Sounds like an incredibly interesting job. How does someone even get started in a career as a surgical tech?