Monday, January 21, 2019

Far More Than Mixed Emotions...

Approximately 20 years ago, on my first day of work at MedStar, I walked into a temporary housing unit (yes, a trailer!) behind the MedStar Washington Hospital Center to meet the Research Institute president and the head of Human Resources. Karen Wade greeted me with a big smile and a warm welcome to MedStar, just as she has greeted hundreds of others after me. 

Karen has been working with MHRI for almost 21 years, first leading the human resources department and then building her career within MHRI to become the VP of Administration.  She has touched virtually every MHRI employee at some point and has been my partner in many transformational improvements at MHRI over the years. She has also become a close, trusted professional friend.  It is therefore with far more than 'mixed emotions' that we bid her best wishes for her next steps beyond MHRI.

At UTC we celebrated Karen's journey at MHRI and
expressed our admiration and gratitude for all of her many efforts and dedication to her work and her colleagues. It was no suprise that the room was packed and we all got a little emotional.

MHRI would certainly not be the organization it is today without her contributions. THANK YOU Karen for all you've done! You will be greatly missed!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I can't believe she's leaving! Karen has made such an impact on everyone at MHRI. Please let her know that I wish her the best.