Happy With Pardee Spotlights
Happy with Pardee Spotlights are an opportunity to highlight our amazing team members throughout Pardee UNC Health Care. Check back monthly to see new spotlights and read in depth Q&A's about our team members and what it's like to work at Pardee! #happywithpardee
Meet Chris Merrill
Chris Merrill has been Happy with Pardee since 2017 and, as Human Resources assistant, he enjoys making the work and life of Pardee’s employees a little better or easier. Though Chris has worked in other business sectors, being in healthcare has provided an opportunity to contribute to something greater.
Meet Jessica Gardner, RN, BSN
Jessica Gardner, RN, BSN, is a registered nurse with Psychiatric and Addictions Therapeutic Healing Services (PATHS) at Pardee Hospital. Jessica says “Pardee feels like home to me” and has been Happy with Pardee since 2005. She was called to nursing because taking care of others makes her life feel worthwhile.
Meet Amanda Hylemon, BSN, RN, III
Amanda Hylemon, BSN, RN, III, a registered nurse in the Psychiatric and Addictions Therapeutic Healing Services (PATHS) at Pardee Hospital, has been Happy with Pardee since 2013. Amanda was inspired to become a nurse by watching her grandparents – both who were nurses – make a difference in patients’ lives.
Meet Tekoah Mathis
Tekoah Mathis has served as a Certified Surgical Technician at Pardee Hospital since 2000. Tekoah is Happy with Pardee because she says “it has always felt like family. It’s a place where we work as a team; we all step in and help each other when needed.”
Meet Rebecca Bagwell, CNA
Rebekah Bagwell, NA II, a nursing assistant in the Orthopedics Unit at Pardee Hospital, has been Happy With Pardee since 2017. Rebekah chose to work in health care because it was her childhood dream to become a nurse and care for others.
Meet Barbara Alexander, Spiritual Care
Barbara Alexander has been an administrative assistant for Pardee’s Spiritual Care Services since 2017. Barbara is Happy With Pardee due to the friendliness of every team member. She sees this translated into the care and attention given to patients, who are top priority.