Mary Robinson Celebrates 50 Years of Service at KDMC

Brookhaven, MS – When Mary Robinson began working at King’s Daughters Medical Center in 1966 Lyndon B. Johnson was President and a gallon of gas cost 32 cents. On Monday, April 11, Robinson celebrated her 50-year work anniversary with the appreciation of KDMC leadership and staff for her dedication and behind-the-scenes contribution to hospital performance and patient safety.

"The years just passed so fast, but I’ve enjoyed being here. I want to thank everyone for treating me so nice," says Robinson.

The Franklin County native moved to Brookhaven in 1964 at age 18. Two years later she was looking for work to support her family. Her uncle, a KDMC employee, told her about an opening at the hospital. Robinson applied and started working in Central Sterile under the guidance of a friend who also worked at KDMC.

"It was very interesting. When I first started, we had to do a lot of different things. We had to make all the packs that come sterile now. We had to sterilize the water and the saline," remembers Robinson.

In her time at KDMC, she has also worked as a Surgery scrub tech and in the LDRP department before being asked to run the Central Sterile department where she continues to work.

"I'm not ready to retire. I just enjoy what I’m doing," says Robinson. "I love the people. Everybody seems happy to be here. Everybody tries to work together. We know exactly what we are supposed to do and we try to get it done."

KDMC is proud to recognize Mary Robinson for her outstanding attitude and commitment to service that have helped KDMC earn recognition as SAFECARE Group® 100 SafeCare Hospitals® for superior hospital performance, and a Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work.

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King's Daughters Medical Center

601.833.6011  |  427 Highway 51 North, Brookhaven, MS 39601

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