The Career Path And Step Into Healthcare Management Essay

731 Words Oct 16th, 2016 3 Pages
I graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango Colorado in 1997 with a degree in Business Administration. After college I moved to Denver and started working as a Property Claims Adjustor for Farmers Insurance. After a few years of working I realized I wasn’t fulfilled with my career path and decided to move into healthcare. I started school again and received an Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy (RT) in 2004. In 2004, I started working for Banner Health at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley Colorado. It is a 250 bed acute care hospital in Northern Colorado. In 2009, I decided I needed a little adventure in my life and took a job as an RT in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. I worked and lived there for two and a half years. After my Middle Eastern extravaganza I moved back to Northern Colorado and began working for Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver. In January 2015 I got an amazing opportunity to come back to Banner Health and start my career in healthcare management. Since that time I have been the manager for a small RT department at Banner Fort Collins Medical Center.
Banner Health is one of the largest hospital systems in the U.S. They own and operate 29 hospitals in 7 states, employing over 40,000 people. A few years ago Banner decided to expand their presence in Northern Colorado (they currently have a hospital in Greeley and Loveland) and opened an acute care hospital in Fort Collins, which only had one healthcare system since the 1930’s. In April…

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