May 08, 2018 / Spotlight

Get to Know our SRH Staff: Michelle Loyd, Rheumatology RN

Michelle has been working at our hospital as a registered nurse for 15 years. She has a unique connection to Scottish Rite Hospital because in 2002, she was selected as one of the first nurse externs. Learn more about her in our SRH Staff Spotlight below:

What’s your favorite part of your job?
When I get to tell parents that their child’s medication has been approved by their insurance. The approval process can take weeks or even months to be approved due to the cost of the medication and changes happening in health care. 
 
What’s your favorite thing about the hospital?
My co-workers are my favorite part. We are family and share everything - through the good and bad times. Oh, and the desserts, they are the best.
 
Describe a typical day.
Each day is different. No two days are the same.
 
How long have you worked here?
15 years as a registered nurse. I was a nurse extern in 2002. 
 
How did you find out about the hospital?
A job fair at the University of Arlington. 
 
What made you want to work here?
The culture is what I love about this place. Everyone has the same goal - to provide the very best care for our patients. 
 
What skills do you need for your job?
Ability to multi-task, problem solve and critically think. 
 
What was your first job? What path did you take to get here?
This is my first nursing job. I was a nurse extern in Ambulatory Care in 2002 and begged Charles Whetstone (director of Ambulatory Care at the time) to hire me the next year when I graduated in May 2003. Thankfully, he did! 
 
What is your favorite…
  • Hospital event: Nurses' Week not because I organize it, but because I love making my fellow nurse’s feel appreciated! I enjoy celebrating how truly amazing our nurses are. They are the most hard-working, giving and talented group who deserve to be recognized. ​
  • Food in the cafeteria: Desserts  
What’s your favorite…
  • Type of food: Mexican food and Diet Coke​
  • TV show: Law & Order and NCIS - I love crime dramas  
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
To fly, so I can miss all the traffic. 
 
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A veterinarian. I am a huge animal lover!
 
What’s the last book you read?
I honestly cannot remember
 
How long is your commute? What do you do on the drive?
I drive in from Carrollton, so it varies from 30 minutes to hours. On the way in, I listen to sports radio. I am a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. 
 
What is something people don’t know about you?
I worked as a bill collector in college. Nancy Sullivan (in Guest Relations) and I worked together then. Our picture was actually on the side of a Dart bus as part of an advertisement for the company we worked for. 
 
What’s your go-to karaoke song?
You do not want to hear me sing, ever! I cannot carry a tune. 

Follow us on Instagram? Check out our #NationalNursesWeek post featuring Michelle here!

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