January 2014 Monarch Spotlight
Patty Wells - Q&A
Q: How long have you worked at Monarch?
A: Since August 2013.
Q: What is your title?
A: Nursing Supervisor at Tanglewood Arbor
Q: What does a typical workday look like?
A: Each day at Tanglewood Arbor is a new adventure. There are no two days alike; maybe that’s why I love it here. My day is multifaceted, everything from meeting with people we support and their families, working with my staff and administrative duties.
Q: What is the most important aspect of your role and why?
A: I provide leadership and guidance to my staff, encourage innovative thinking and positive outcomes, and support my staff in being the very best they can be.
Q: What has been the most rewarding or satisfying experience, or your proudest moment, while working here?
A: When someone who has been discharged from Tanglewood Arbor comes back to the facility just to say hi, thank us, and let us know how well they are doing. It doesn’t get any better than that!
Q: What might someone be surprised to know about you?
A: I am a direct descendent of Eli Whitney, an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin (or put this in parentheses if you want to use only her direct response).
Q: What do you do when you aren't working?
A: I spend time with my two sons and three dogs. They keep me grounded. I enjoy the outdoors, anything from taking long walks to yard work.
Q: Favorite place to visit?
A: Buffalo, New York. I am a hardcore Bills fan!
Q: Movie or song that best describes you?
A: That movie or song isn’t finished yet.