In the words of American poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau, “As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” As we wake up each morning, it’s important to know who we are, what we believe in, and the true motivation for how we live our lives. This week’s Hugh Chatham Way Highlight focuses on someone who is inspired by her faith in God, kindly welcoming patients and visitors into our hospital as a caring host and inspired community servant. This week we celebrate Public Safety Screener, Angela Branch –  a shining example of our core value of Service.

Imaging receptionist and scheduler, Kathy Wood, said “Angela is a very pleasant person to work with and greets everyone with a smile. She makes sure they are screened in when they get here, and if unaccounted for, she will find them to make sure they don’t miss their appointment.” Fellow Public Safety Screener, Becky Wing, stated, “I just love Angela! She is a sweetheart, always has a smile and is very friendly. She is hard-working and faithful.”

Thank you, Angela, for being a humble, warm soul, whose unwavering beliefs generate memorable encounters for our patients, visitors and fellow team members.

– Paul

Q & A with Angela

How did you come to Hugh Chatham?
My husband told me there was a job opening here. I just applied, and it worked out! Even though I am quiet, I am a people person and I love working here.

What do you enjoy most about your role?
I love seeing people, and I enjoy being a smiling face to our patients because we don’t know what they are going through.

How do you and your team exhibit STARS?
We all work together in imaging. I work with them in registration and help solve a problem before it becomes a bigger problem. I try to help with some of the tasks because I enjoy working and being a part of the team.

What do you like to do for fun?
We enjoy traveling, camping, and we used to ride horses. I also love to read and go to the beach.


Angela Branch was nominated by Paul Hammes.