Congratulations to Teodora Amado, clinical assistant (CA) in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Children's Hospital Boston's Employee of the Month for July.
Before immigrating to the United States, Amado lived in Cape Verde, where she taught first and sixth graders. When she relocated, she took a job in a local hospital's Environmental Services Department (ESD) before transferring to Children's ESD. As an enthusiastic team player, she quickly became invaluable to the PACU, where she spent time cleaning rooms occupied by children who were recovering from operations.
Amado stood out as a star employee for not only doing her job so well, but also for her determination to grow professionally, and she took several health care classes to further her education. She also stood out for being unwaveringly polite and friendly. The PACU noticed these traits and snapped her up when a position for a CA became available last year. As a CA, Amado has become invaluable. She communicates with Spanish-speaking families, calms the fussiest of babies, uses her teaching skills to relate to patients and does everything in her power to make each patient's day a bit better. Above all, she's courteous to everyone she encounters, working with a spring in her step and a permanent smile.
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