“Virtual care has become a standard practice and about half our clients still choose to do virtual appointments,” said Emily. “It has allowed us to meet the needs of some of our clients by making it more accessible for those who face transportation barriers, which we often see in a rural community.”
“You realize we’re doing good work,” shared Katy. “People are getting the best care that they can locally without needing to travel to a bigger hospital for their mammogram.”
“With a rural hospital, the teams are smaller and you have a different level of resources, which means you have the opportunity to take on greater responsibilities,”
Zoe went into laboratory medicine because she knew she was interested in health care but was more introverted and wanted to focus on the science rather than direct patient care. Working in a small hospital gives Zoe a nice mix – a tiny bit of patient care, but also a variety of lab work. It has also meant opportunities to grow her leaderships skills.