our better version of ‘meet the staff.’
Savanna Kamara is an integral part of Matrix Home Health care Specialists; This month marks her fifth anniversary. I worked for another outfit at the time, but we were dealing with Matrix regularly, and I remember her name coming up frequently. Now that I am a part of Matrix, I know that this is due to her large workload with a lot of clients. The work, the nurses, do at a Home Care company is not short of seeming impossible. The amount of meticulous documenting, planning, checking up on, taking care of, being physically and emotionally available for many is enough to wear one down. Savanna, however, manages the right attitude and easy to be around nature that most envy.
Through others informing me and little bits and pieces I’ve picked up here, and there have revealed to me that she is a single mother of 2 sons and a daughter. I barely know Savana, but you don’t have to know her that well to know she is a woman of character, faith, and integrity. If it’s not apparent, I am a fan.
The nurses here at Matrix Home Health Care Specialists do not come into the office all that often. They pop in to use the fax, computers, re-up on their office supplies and things of this nature, so it is nice to visit with them in the short spurts we do get every once in a while. One time I commented on the popsocket she has on her cellphone. It was not tacky and glittery, and more importantly, it was small. The only ones I had ever seen were big and obtrusive enough to stop whatever part of me secretly wanted one. With the one Savanna had I could see myself using one. A few weeks went by, and Savanna had been in the office and left a popsocket like hers on my desk.
When I found it, I was so excited, and then I saw her a little later and got to thank her. I thought it was such a nice gesture, and when I thanked her, she said she was standing in the line to check out when she saw them and thought of me. I’ll admit it I am easy. Buy me presents, and I’m in. Just joking, but not totally, I do like it. With Savanna, it wasn’t the fact that she bought me a little happy it was more about how she did it then it was about what she did. It was as genuine, thoughtful gift and not at all contrived or thought out. I appreciated it more than she knows and thought it spoke volumes about who she is. Here is to getting to know Savanna a little bit better.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Sierra Leone West Africa
HOW DID YOU FIND MATRIX?
My good friend Liane Pederson
WHAT GETS YOU OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING?
WHAT IS THE MOST RECENT APP YOU DOWNLOADED AND WHY?
Candy Crush and Suduko for relaxation.
WHAT IS SOMETHING A FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I love watching football games especially the Vikings against the Packers.
WHO INSPIRES YOU?
WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
Not being able to provide for my children.
WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU LEARNED LAST WEEK?
You can always choose to make a difference in someone’s life good or bad, hopefully good.
WHAT THREE WORDS WOULD YOU USE TO DESCRIBE MATRIX?
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD SELF?
Grow your faith, believe in something greater, persevere
WHAT IS SUCCESS TO YOU?
Healthy children and a family knowing I made a difference in someone else’s life.
AT WHAT AGE DID YOU BECOME AN ADULT?
Hardship at a young age.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT MATRIX?
Flexibility so that I can have time with my kids.
IF YOU HAD TO EAT ONE MEAL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE EVERYDAY WHAT WOULD IT BE?
rice and stew/sauce and absolutely no macaroni and cheese.
WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL MANTRA?
Have faith and believe in God’s path for your life’s direction.
WHAT IS AN ABILITY YOU WISH YOU HAD?
The ability to solve world problems.
Savanna and her 3 children.
YOUR HAPPIEST WHEN…
When I make a difference in someone else’s life.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES FOR THE SENIOR CARE INDUSTRY?
That every caregiver/health worker to treat every client as they would treat a family member or loved one.
IF YOU COULD MEET ANYONE, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Barack & Michelle Obama or Florence Nightingale
WHAT WAS THE LAST EXPERIENCE THAT HAS MADE YOU A STRONGER PERSON?
Each Month we Question and Answer one of the office staff so that we can all get to know each other a little better. Once we get through the office staff we will move on to the caregivers.
To learn more about joining our team and providing compassionate care services:
- Visit the employment page of our website www.matrixhomehealthmn.com
- Apply by submitting an application via fax: 952-525-0506 Attn: HR Manager
- via email: email@example.com
- use this link http://bit.ly/joinmatrixteam
Please direct any specific inquiries to Elizabeth, our HR Manager, by calling 952-525-0505