"Grade A" Work
Trading his chalkboard for a lab cart, Stephen McMahan switched careers from high school science teacher to laboratory assistant and ended up at HCMC. "I wanted to get into the inpatient setting where I could have direct patient interaction," said Stephen. "It’s always a challenge and I love it." Stephen visits patients in their hospital room to draw blood and other specimens for analysis. He says that in a lot of their daily routines, "we can sometimes lose sight of the fact that these are real people with real problems just like us." Recognizing that every patient interaction offers an opportunity to make a difference, he strives to build meaningful connections with his patients and families.