40-Year-Employee Spotlight

Jun 8th, 2022 | Uncategorized

Dessa Smith has been with UMC for 40 years, and we are so thankful for her service! Read below to hear more about Rosalyn and why she loves UMC and continues to work for us.

1. Why did you choose UMC 40 years ago?

At the time, I needed a job to put myself through school.  I saw UMC as a place of stability where I could work for a few years while I completed my college education.  Five years, turned into ten, ten into twenty.  I woke up and realized that it had been 40 years!

2. In what capacities have you worked during your time here?

I started out as a receptionist, then a scheduling and registration clerk.  From there I became a transcriptionist/editor and then Transcription Supervisor all of which was in Radiology.

3. What do you love most about UMC?

The compassion and care they provide not only for the patients but for staff as well. There is always opportunity for growth.

4. What is UMC’s best quality?

UMC has a vision and strives to reach it every day.  UMC continues to provide quality service recognized not only locally but also regionally.


“Dessa is a hard worker that quietly gets the job done. She has high respect from the Radiologists to whom she transcribes their dictations. Dessa always performs at a high level. She is a loyal honest UMC employee and an integral part of the Radiology Department. Dessa helps with anything requested of her to assist the department. We all appreciate Dessa and congratulate her on completing 40 years of service.”

— Philip Houghton, UMC Director of Radiology

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