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Cheers to a Decade of Service

Natalie Galante, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Ever since I was young, I’ve had Ralph Waldo Emerson’s words in my head, “To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived — that is to have succeeded.”  OLE has become my connection to the community to make that vision a reality on a daily basis. I enjoy being a part of this amazing group of mission-minded individuals who over the last 10 years have become close, like family.  The best advice for someone new that I can give is to remember that perfection does not exist and to ask for help when you need it.  Stop, breathe, and speak with your peers, because collectively we have the ability to create a vision, we will be proud of.

2023 service awards 115 (1)Judith Vazques, Vaccine Coordinator

I started 11/2013 as the interim Vaccine Coordinator. March of 2014, I transferred to the floor as a Medical Assistant where I stayed until 12/2021 when I became the Vaccine Coordinator for the North Napa Campus once again. I enjoy being the vaccine coordinator and am happy to be able to teach our new medical assistants the importance of vaccines and the importance of being accurate. However, I do miss patient care and seeing and helping my patients through their care. 

2023 service awards 146Alejandra Hernandez, Patient Access Supervisor

OLE means family. I love working in the community that I live in, and our patients feel like family. My team also feels like family because of the way we help each other out.