July 2022 Practice Administrator & NERVES Member Celebrates 50 Years!

Please join NERVES in congratulating our member, Diana M. Hansen for 50 years with her practice! 

From Diana: On March 6, 1972 (when I was 5 years old!  Not really, of course, but it is usually good for a laugh!) I started working with two neurosurgeons: Dr. David Hubbell and Dr. Harley Deere. They had just left another neurosurgery group to go out on their own. They needed someone to file charts, copy charts (copy machines needed liquid toner at that time), and other general clean up office duties so that is how it all began. I was in high school at the time and the office manager worked around my school schedule allowing me full time work during school holidays, Saturdays, and summertime. That arrangement continued through college. I got my teaching credential which remains current to this day, but there were no teaching jobs in California, so they offered me a fulltime position with benefits as secretary to Dr. Harley Deere. That was in 1977. In 1981 I was offered the office management position and have been working in that capacity since. Several doctors have come and gone, but I am still here!

I could fill volumes with stories and insight. So much has changed but yet the struggles and concerns are about the same. I am WAY old enough to retire but I am just not ready yet (most days, anyway!). My husband of almost 40 years passed away a little over 5 years ago so work keeps me grounded and I am grateful to fill the 3 1/2 to 4 days I work a week.

My work life take away is this: Not everyone is blessed to know that the choices they have made in their life have been good ones. But I have been blessed in that way. I know my choice to stay employed with this group of doctors even though I had been given other seemingly "better position" offers or teach history in high school as I thought I would, has profoundly benefitted my life and the lives of my family and friends. I am an advocate for doing the right and moral thing in medical care. My contacts in the medical community have helped more people than I can count primarily in managing their own or loved one's health care.  

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Donna Bailer - Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Diana, congratulations on this milestone! I enjoyed reading your story and am thankful to have colleagues like you in this business. Thank you for being a part of NERVES and offering your experiences and perspectives to the group.

Phillip Boarman - Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Delayed, but congratulations! What a significant milestone!

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