It’s a happy coincidence that we randomly drew Radiology Tech, Amy McDonald’s name this week to feature! Amy just had her 20th work anniversary on the 7th of this month, AND, she is a certified mammography tech! Seems fitting since Breast Cancer Awareness month is rapidly approaching!
Amy and her husband, Jeff (who is the Girard Chief of Police), reside in Girard. She grew up in Arma and attended school there, went on to PSU, and then transferred to Labette so she could major in Radiology. After obtaining her degree she went to work at St. Francis in Tulsa for a few months. Amy and her cat lived in an apartment there and together would come home on Fridays to spend the weekends with her husband. Amy (and no doubt the cat) were glad when a position came open at Mt. Carmel (now Via Christi) in 1996 where she worked until coming to GMC in 1999. She enjoyed doing her clinical rotation here and was happy get a position in the Girard community where she knows many of the patients.
Jeff and Amy have 2 daughters – Ashley is 21 and will be graduating from PSU in December with a degree in Biology and plans on getting her doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Marcy is a senior at Girard High School and is leaning toward obtaining a Veterinary Tech degree.
Amy enjoys camping and spending time outdoors. She also enjoys cooking and will soon be participating in a chili cook-off and salsa contest.
Happy Work Anniversary, Amy! Thanks for being a dedicated employee the past 20 years! #OurGMCTeam
Thank you to all who participated in the 2019 2nd annual 5K! Here are the results:
Girard was blessed 20 years ago when Dr. Salvador chose to move here from Colorado to begin her practice! There’s nothing we can say that her patients don’t already know. Her reputation speaks for itself and it is loud and clear – she is truly cherished for her skills and compassion.
One of the reasons Dr. Salvador became a physician was because of her great respect for the oncologist who cared for grandmother. “The doctor took such great care of her and gave her a good quality of life,” she said. “I was just so appreciative of him and I wanted to give that kind of care to others.”
When asked what she likes about being a Family Practice physician she said, “I love that I have been able to watch the little ones that I have cared for graduate from high school. It’s special being able to care for multiple generations in a family.”
Dr. Lisa loves Girard – she grew up in a small farming community in northeastern Colorado and felt right at home as soon as she moved here. She married Dr. Robert Huebner on July 27, 2002 and she said that he gave her the greatest gift she ever received… their son, Mason. Dr. Huebner passed away in 2015 and he, too, was a very well-respected physician with GMC for almost 20 years! Dr. Huebner and Dr. Salvador were a great team and she continues to carry on their legacy.
GMC appreciates Dr. Salvador for her contributions to the Girard community (and beyond)! We are grateful for her loyalty, dedication, skills, and kind-heartedness toward all her patients. And if that weren’t enough, her sense of humor always keeps things interesting! We look forward to the next 20 years with her!
Girard Medical Center will be the host of the Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning Series. Each session will be held the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the GMC Classroom. All are welcome to come for this free monthly program to learn about memory disorders and the challenges associated with managing them. Call 800.272.3900 to register.