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Thank you for Working Here Thursday: Angie Taylor, The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center

Thank you for Working Here Thursday: Angie Taylor, The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center

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

Allow us to introduce Angie Taylor, a licensed Cosmetologist at The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center in Gillette, Wyoming. Angie has been with CCH for the last four years. Sure, normally a cosmetologist does not fall into the category of health care worker, but for Angie, it does. “I was working at a local salon and heard that Pioneer Manor (before it was The Legacy) was looking for a cosmetologist. It sounded like a good challenge for me, so I applied,” Angie says. “At The Legacy, I am part of a team of healthcare workers who work to enhance the lives of the residents, and for me that means helping them feel good about the way they look. Most people know that they feel better after a new haircut or hairstyle. It’s no different for the people living at The Legacy, and I get to be an important part of the healthcare team.”

Angie calls CCH Legend Rose Rennell, who recently retired from CCH, her healthcare hero. “I met Rose when she first started coming to me to have her hair done. That was over 20 years ago. I admire that she overcame a tragedy; she stayed positive when most people would give up. Rose is like a grandma to my kids; she has shown them how to overcome adversity, to give of yourself, even when you don’t have everything yourself; and that success is possible, even in the worst circumstances,” she says.

Outside of work, Angie calls Keyhole her happy place. “I love camping with my family and enjoying the peacefulness of the water, and sitting around a campfire,” she says. “My husband and I love to hunt and camp in the mountains as well. Basically, anything that allows me to spend time with family is what makes me happy!” Angie also says that she spends a lot of time on the road with two kids, a son and daughter, who both play hockey. “It means lots of miles on the road, but I love watching them compete and learn life skills through athletics,” she says.

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

“I feel proud of the work I do when I see the smile on a resident’s face after a fresh hairstyle. I love seeing residents pass by the salon and they wave and smile as if to say, ‘I can’t wait to see you again.’ I’m proud to be a part of a team who focuses on what our residents CAN do and how we CAN enhance their lives. That makes me proud to be a part of CCH.

My work at The Legacy means that I’m taking on the challenge of finding a way to meet each individual need of the residents. Some can scoot right up to the sink in the salon; most can’t. Some can tell me exactly what they want to have done to their hair; most can’t. Some can sit still for 20 minutes; most can’t. I love finding a way around those challenges so that each and every resident who comes to the salon feels they had the best experience possible. If it means adapting how I wash their hair or learning how to communicate when a resident can’t speak the words, I’m up for that challenge. The reward is in meeting those individual needs, in finding a way around the obstacles and seeing the smile in the end. That’s what I love about my work: Helping a resident feel GOOD as they leave the salon.

Excellence Every Day is doing my best every day; bringing my best to work every day. Excellence Every Day is staying positive and finding success with a resident despite circumstances that present themselves. It’s going home at the end of the day knowing I made a difference.

Thank you, Angie, for making a difference in our residents’ lives every day. 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.

Learn more about The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center at www.legacywyo.org.