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Thanks for working here Thursday: Melissa Osborne, HT, Pathology

Thanks for working here Thursday: Melissa Osborne, HT, Pathology

Campbell County Health is proud of its employees, and we want the CCH family and the Campbell County community to know about the good work that they do for this organization.

Say hello to Melissa Osborne, a histotechnician (HT) with Campbell County Memorial Hospital Pathology. Pathology processes specimens, such as tissue from biopsies or organs and body fluids, from the Surgical Services department and local doctor's offices. For those who don’t know, a histotechnician prepares very thin samples of specimens to be examined under a microscope by a pathologist. These specimens are then checked for abnormalities and help your doctor diagnose and treat potential ailments. Having a Pathology department in Gillette allows doctors to give patients a faster diagnosis, thus they begin to feel better quicker. Melissa has an associate’s degree in Mortuary Science, and is a Licensed Funeral Service Practitioner. She worked as a funeral director for five years before she took a job with CCH. She has been part of CCH for 15 years.

She was inspired to work in health care while working with Dr. Woodward as a funeral director when she assisted with autopsies. “When a position became available to work for him I applied. It was a very easy career transition from embalming and helping families through one of the toughest experiences in life to my current position in health care,” she says. She also says Dr. Woodward is her health care hero because he plays an integral role for all the physicians on the front lines of health care. Melissa was head of a team that was able to create and implement new procedures to raise the standard of care at CCH for families experiencing premature infant loss, a part of her job she is proud to have been involved with.

Outside of work, Melissa enjoys watching her daughter, Renaya dance and her son, Riddik play multiple sports. She also enjoys spending time with her other half, Jesse riding motorcycles, shooting archery and traveling.

We asked Melissa what she likes most about working at CCH and what excellence every day means to her. Check out her response:

“I love working in the Lab. We are a family. We all strive to provide excellence every day in Pathology. Excellence every day to me means, providing outstanding quality service personally for patients by ensuring that specimens are processed properly from the time they are biopsied until diagnoses of the slides I make for the pathologist.”

Thank you, Melissa for helping to keep our community healthy. We appreciate you.

Is there a CCH employee who went the extra mile or shows you extraordinary service? Give them a pat on the back by completing an Excellence Every Day card.