Patrick Menaged is a Distribution Technician II at Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH), where he has worked for more than six years. Over this time, Patrick has grown in his role, earning promotions and helping to mentor other technicians. In addition, he is the Materials Management Team Leader in the operating room (OR), where he is responsible for ordering and overseeing everything needed in the OR, including all supplies and equipment.
While at NWH, Patrick – who moved to the United States from Haiti in 2001 – took advantage of the hospital’s U.S. Citizenship Program, which provides assistance with the application process, practice interviews and preparation for the citizenship test. This free, onsite program is available to NWH employees and their families.
In February 2013, Patrick was delighted to become a U.S. citizen. “I feel more freedom now that I am a U.S. citizen, and I am happy that I can vote and have a voice in this great country,” said Patrick.
Watch Patrick’s story below.
About Workforce Wednesdays
Over the next several months, we’ll share a series of stories featuring outstanding employees from across the Partners HealthCare System. These success stories are shining examples among the 64,000 Partners employees who strive for excellence every day. At Partners we are deeply committed to providing pathways for our employees that will help them to achieve their personal and professional goals. Our workforce development programs help employees who want to begin or further their college experiences, grow their careers in science and health care, become an American citizen, or improve their understanding of the English language. These efforts help to develop a well prepared, engaged, and diverse group of workers that reflects the richness of the neighborhoods and patients our hospitals serve.