National Hospital Week: Tell Your Story Thursday

Working at Colquitt Regional Medical Center has been more than just a job for me; it’s been a journey of personal and professional growth, rooted in the transformative experience of the Trainee program. As a Medical Assistant, I’ve discovered a profound sense of fulfillment in serving others, contributing to a compassionate healthcare environment, and continually expanding my skills and knowledge. My journey into the healthcare field began with a desire to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. I’ve always been drawn to the intersection of science, human connection, and service, and becoming a Medical Assistant seemed like the perfect fit. However, like many aspiring healthcare professionals, I faced the challenge of gaining practical experience and training.
The Trainee program at Colquitt Regional provided the ideal pathway for me to pursue my passion. Through this program, I was able to immerse myself in the dynamic world of healthcare while receiving comprehensive training and mentorship from seasoned professionals. From the very beginning, I was welcomed into a supportive community that encouraged my growth and development. I was one of the first to be a part of the Medical Assistant Trainee class, and I was one of the first to take the exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant and pass. I was the poster child for the program, but I couldn’t have done it without some great people who encouraged me. 

One of the most rewarding aspects of working at Colquitt Regional is the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of patients. Every day, I have the privilege of assisting physicians in delivering high-quality care, easing the concerns of patients and their families, and fostering a sense of comfort and trust. Whether it’s preparing examination rooms, taking vital signs, or providing patient education, I take pride in knowing that my contributions play a vital role in the healthcare journey of each individual we serve. Moreover, the collaborative environment at Colquitt Regional fosters continuous learning and professional development. As a Medical Assistant, I am constantly exposed to new challenges and opportunities to expand my skill set. Whether it’s through ongoing training sessions, hands-on experience in various clinical settings, or learning from interdisciplinary teams, I am continually growing and evolving in my role.
Beyond the technical aspects of the job, what truly sets Colquitt Regional apart is its commitment to compassionate care. Every interaction, whether with patients, colleagues, or community members, is infused with empathy, respect, and kindness. This culture of compassion enhances the patient experience and enriches the work environment, fostering a sense of belonging and purpose among staff members. 

My journey as a Medical Assistant at Colquitt Regional has been profoundly fulfilling, shaping not only my career but also my sense of purpose and identity. Through the Trainee program, I’ve gained the skills, knowledge, and confidence to thrive in a fast-paced healthcare environment while experiencing the profound joy of serving others with compassion and empathy. As I continue on this journey, I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of others, one patient at a time.
— Lashawna Fisher, Georgia South Medical Assistant