UMC Ambassador Stories: Jesse Cruz

Patient • Community • Each Other

At our yearly Service Is Our Passion meeting, we discussed what it means to be a UMC Ambassador—sharing our culture and passion. Even before this, you have been great at being an ambassador to each other, to patients and to our community. We’ve reserved this space right here each month to tell your stories of ambassadorship.

Jesse Cruz

Jesse Cruz is second shift supervisor in EVS, but he went on a little journey to get here.

He worked at ATT for 20 years before retiring, then took 9 months to travel and live the retired life. Jesse soon got the itch to go back to work, and UMC was at the top of his list of places to continue his career. His reason? YOU!

In 2008 Jesse had open heart surgery here. He was so well taken care of during his stay that he said UMC held such a special place for him. For that reason, he knew UMC would be a great team to be a part of.

“I’m happy to be a part of the UMC family,” Jesse said. “UMC cares about me, as an employee, and leadership is always there to help. That’s something I hadn’t experienced before.”

Jesse hopes to mentor future leaders at UMC and to help young people grow their careers here.

Thank you for your ambassadorship. You change lives, like Jesse’s, with it each day!

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