Tom began his Concordia career in September of 2013 as a field RN for Concordia Visiting Nurses (CVN). Tom also served as an Intake RN and Clinical Manager prior to accepting the role of CVN Baden Branch Manager.
Tom thinks of “community” when asked to sum up Concordia in one word and he gave a great explanation as to why!
“Concordia works with all local communities to provide valuable resources including skilled care, personal care, independent living, private duty, home health, and hospice services. The organization fosters a spirit of community throughout all of its different entities, through collaboration and continuum of care. Also, Concordia makes it a point to give back to the many communities we are involved with in various ways including building a house for the less fortunate and delivering Thanksgiving dinners to patients who would not be able to afford it.”
When asked why he works for Concordia, Tom gave many reasons but what resonates with him most is the positive team-oriented environment:
“I find that the thing separates Concordia from other healthcare organizations I have worked with is the people," Tom said. "I can remember thinking at the beginning of my CVN journey how noticeably happy and nice everyone was. Everyone was so willing to help me in my new career so that I could be successful in my role."
Tom continued, "Concordia is a company that values their employees and is willing to work with us to see that our personal goals are met as well as company-wide goals. The agency takes the teamwork approach when providing care to our patients. We all rely on each other to provide quality care to our patients and their families. It’s nice to work for and with people who have the 'we are all in this together' mindset.”
Tom said that he has many favorite Concordia memories and it’s difficult to single out a specific one; however, his favorite memories include with relationships with fellow team members.
In his free time, Tom does A LOT!
“Most of my time outside of Concordia is spent with family and friends," he said. "Whether we are seeing concerts, going to camp, training bird dogs, or looking for a place to go fishing, I’m always up for an adventure... I am an avid fly-fisherman and fly-tier, and in the Spring, I’m most likely found standing waist deep in water trying to tempt a trout with my flies. Another passion of mine is upland hunting, specifically Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock, with my English Setters. I enjoy the challenge of training dogs, and the bigger challenge of hunting wild birds in wild places. Given my hobbies I would say one of my personal strengths is patience. Anyone who has either tried fly-fishing or dog training knows that patience is the key!”
When asked what motivates him to succeed, Tom said that he is an internally motivated person who is willing to work hard to succeed:
“I just want to do the best job that I can for our patients, their families, and our amazing team.”
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