Certified Nursing Assistant
Brighton Hospice Minnesota
Andrew says, “Life is what you make it. Your attitude and disposition will affect how great your life can be.”
What is something about you that would surprise most people?
I have an identical twin brother.
What is your favorite book or movie from your childhood?
My favorite book is The Giver. My favorite movie is The Goonies.
If you could spend a day with any person, living or deceased, who would it be?
I would have to say it would be my Grandpa on my dad’s side. He was brilliant with his hands and could build anything.
What is one thing you can’t live without?
I would have to say my Fieros.
Team Member Spotlights
Our mission at Brighton Hospice is to provide the best physical, emotional, and spiritual care for our patients and their families.
Achieving this important mission would be impossible without our Brighton team members. We take pride in hiring the most compassionate and skilled people in the industry who deliver clinical expertise and exceed our patients’ expectations.
Our Team Member Spotlight series is our way of highlighting those dedicated individuals who go above and beyond in their commitment to excellence. Each month, we’ll be featuring interviews here on the Brighton Blog and on our social channels.
In recognition of National Nursing Assistants Week (June 18-25), our Team Member Spotlights in June will focus on several of our Certified Nursing Assistants.
What is your favorite place you’ve ever visited?
Hands down the North Shore. So peaceful and beautiful.
Where is your hometown?
A little town of 948 people called Centuria, WI.
Tell us about your family / friends / pets / hobbies / passion projects:
I am the type that never sits still, and I always have a project going on. I love working on cars. I have four Pontiac Fieros, each in a different state of restoration. I also love to crochet. I always have a project on the hook ready to be finished. I can’t even tell you how many baby blankets I have made. I have started to dabble in wood working, a skill I learned from my Grandpa.
If you were stuck on a desert island, what 3 things would you bring?
- A shovel
- A hand saw
- A hammer
What inspired you to pursue a career in hospice care?
My family has always been in healthcare, so I guess it’s a legacy. I love how a simple act of kindness can change anyone’s day for the better. This is what directed me towards healthcare, knowing this is what a healthcare worker does on a daily basis.
How did you first learn about Brighton Hospice?
I learned about this company from friends I worked with at a different company. They told me many good things about Brighton. I am happy that I made the switch!
What are the challenges about working in hospice care that you have faced or would like to shed light on?
One challenge is how creative one will have to be in order to problem solve so the patient receives the best care.
What are your hopes for the hospice care / healthcare industry?
I hope the masses will be able to know that hospice doesn’t have to be started moments before the end of life. That way someone can enjoy the care and comfort sooner rather than later.