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Meet the Staff Monday: Diana McGaha

Posted on June 10, 2019

It’s Meet the Staff Monday and today we are getting to know Diana McGaha. She has worked at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System over two and a half years. What is her favorite childhood memory? Find out below:

Diana McGaha is the Meet the Staff Monday Spotlight for this week.

Job Title: Clinical Education Coordinator

Why did you choose to work at Morristown-Hamblen? I had always heard other employees talk about what a great place it was to work, so I decided I was going to check it out.

What are your goals in working at Morristown-Hamblen? I love to make people feel important and I try to treat everyone like they are special, because to me they are. My goal when I teach Orientation is to make every new employee feel welcome and I want them to be glad they are here. I want them to feel like that made a great choice in coming to MHHS.

Where are you from? I was born in Chateauroux, France but I actually grew up in Germany. I came to Newport, Tennessee when I was 13 years old. It’s my dad’s hometown.

What are some random facts about yourself and hobbies? I can speak, write, read, and understand German. I grew up praying and singing in German. My hobby is hiking, I don’t get to do it as much as I would like to. I also love to travel.

If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be? Mother Teresa. She has always been my hero, I’ve admired her selflessness and her care and concern for the poor as long as I can remember. She has always been a servant.

What is your favorite food? Pizza – I could eat it every day.

What is your favorite TV show? M*A*S*H and Big Bang Theory

What is your greatest accomplishment? Obtaining my MSN. I was in my 50’s when I went back to school and it was hard working full-time while going to school. But I did it!

Would you choose a free trip or money? I would choose a free trip.  I have traveled all over Europe, the United States, and Hawaii, but I haven’t been to the Holy Land, so I would go there.

What is your favorite childhood memory? I have two. The first one is Christmas in Germany with my Oma. There is no Santa Claus in Europe, it’s the Christkind (Christ Child), and he comes on December 24th after evening church service. My Oma always went to church with us and we had Christkind with her and she made it so fun. The second one is when my mother, my Oma and I took a trip to Zermatt, Switzerland. We rode the cog train up to the Matterhorn and stayed in a chalet at the foot of the Matterhorn. When I laid down that night I could see the tip of Matterhorn from my bed. It was surreal and I’ve never forgotten how peaceful I felt.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Diana McGaha. If you are interested in finding a job at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, please check out Covenant Careers. You just might meet Diana in Orientation. 

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