Jennifer joined Medically Home as a Command Center Manager in August 2021
A native of Tulsa, she was excited about the opportunity to get involved in the community and give back to the city. Working with Talent inTulsa, she landed a new role that rewards her for giving back and leverages her love of healthcare.
How did you first find out about your new role?
I was born and raised here in Tulsa. I moved away to attend college, then moved back home and got my Master’s degree in healthcare administration.
In terms of finding my new role, I wasn’t actively looking. It all happened very organically. I had worked at OU Physicians-Tulsa as project manager for their outpatient clinics, doing facilities management, innovation implementation, onboarding—I did it all.
After working at OU Physicians-Tulsa for eight years, I was recruited by Gateway Mortgage to help with process improvements. I realized I missed healthcare, so I began freelancing. A former OU-Tulsa connection of mine introduced me to Cassy at Talent InTulsa, and she took it from there.
What was it like working with the team at Talent InTulsa?
It was so easy. I didn’t even have to apply to an actual website. Cassy at Talent InTulsa just took my resume and went with it. She made life so much easier. She took ownership and followed up, which I’m thrilled about. There was very little work to do on my end.
Cassy also got to know me and where I’d fit best, which meant she did really well learning to understand me from our very first call. She was very transparent with me, and I was very transparent with her. You don’t meet many recruiters who are able to do that. She also really vouched for me with the company I interviewed with. And it all worked out.
What does your new role at Medically Home entail?
Medically Home is a pioneer in decentralized, patient-centered health care delivery. The company enables health care systems to safely provide high acuity, highly complex care to patients in the comfort of their home instead of the hospital. There is tremendous need to create better access to care in rural communities. In my new role at Medically Home, I am a part of a multi-disciplinary team that is responsible for designing and implementing a decentralized care model that will meet the needs of rural residents. We intend to pilot this model with a partner healthcare system in 2022. I’m most excited about the rural effort because the impact is significant! About 60 million people (1 in 5 Americans) live in rural America. Medically Home has the tenacity and passion to improve healthcare delivery for rural America, and I wholeheartedly believe in their mission.
What is the company culture like at Medically Home?
Everyone I’ve talked to at the company is very focused on the patients, and patients safety.
When I talked with the HR director, they were able to tell me down to the patient level who they were helping. Typically, you don’t get that kind of detail out of many HR directors. They usually see things only from the personnel side. It was so nice to have someone at the HR level see the end goal of who the company is impacting. That pretty much sold me on the position.
The energy and charisma of the people there is wonderful. Their benefits package is great. My intentions are to stay with this company for a long time.
What would you tell people who are thinking about moving here?
Tulsa is a great, growing community that gives you what you put into it. If you want to get involved in the community, be a part of it, serve on boards, help nonprofits, do community service—there’s so much opportunity for that. There are so many ways that someone can get involved and give back. For people like me who want to get involved, this should really attract them.
What are Tulsa’s best qualities?
Tulsa is a small city with a big city feel. There’s always something to do. There’s every generational demographic you can possibly think of. The nightlife is great, regardless of what demographic you’re in. There’s hiking and other activities. The fine dining is so much fun here, and there are great pub crawls. We’re only a few hours away from Dallas. If you put yourself out there, you’ll find the right group of people for you.