Thursday, February 10, 2011

LifeBridge Health Employee of 46 Years Retires

This past Friday, Northwest Hospital celebrated the career of Bonnie Gibson, telecommunications operator. Though she spent 37 of those years at Northwest, Bonnie started working as a registration clerk at Sinai Hospital in 1965 after she retired as a sergeant in the U.S. Army.

Upon moving to Northwest Hospital (which was still Baltimore County General Hospital at the time), Bonnie worked as a unit clerk and technician in the emergency room (ER) and later as an inpatient unit clerk. For the past 11 or 12 years, Bonnie has worked at the switchboard.

“I loved my switchboard job, but the ER was more exciting,” she says. She enjoyed the diversity of tasks that the ER brought as well as the opportunity to learn new things.

When asked about her plans following retirement, Bonnie says that she plans to “get something else” and perhaps volunteer after she relaxes a while. Relaxing, however, doesn’t involve sleeping in.

“I get up at 5 a.m.,” she says.

She will be missed. Says Telecommunications supervisor Wendy Toussaint, “Bonnie has brought limitless enthusiasm, energy, knowledge, loyalty and dedication to the LifeBridge team.”

-Holly Hosler

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