Did You Know…
After 14 years of faithful service, our very own Rudy White set forth on a new chapter in his life…retirement. Rudy has been in the workforce since his teenage years in New York, so it’s safe to say that his retirement is well deserved.
Rudy joined Bon Secours as the SeniorHealth patient transportation bus driver for Maryview Medical Center. Driving came naturally to Rudy and he quickly built rapport with the patients he transported through the years. After changes in the structure of SeniorHealth, Rudy became the resident SeniorHealth employee at the Mary Immaculate Hospital campus. While serving at Mary Immaculate, he successfully organized events such as HealthFest and the Capitol Hill Club. After several years, he was asked to manage the Norfolk SeniorHealth office operations and did so excellently.
Serving as the face and voice of SeniorHealth, Rudy set the bar high for all of his co-workers. He continuously sought opportunities to improve the processes for managing office records. For example, in order to make required monthly reports easier for his co-workers, Rudy developed a spreadsheet to guide their entries. He also improved the process for registering for events and trips.
Over the years, Rudy became the person to go to when there were any questions and he was sought out by our SeniorHealth members for information. When he needed to “hold down the office” during monthly Lunch & Learns, participants always asked about him. One of the things SeniorHealth members really appreciated about Rudy was the great trips he organized. From local day trips to flights to European countries and cruises, he could always find an exciting adventure. We could always count on members showing up after the trips and sitting with Rudy for hours describing the great times they had.
Even though he’s been retired since July, Rudy has left a lasting impression at SeniorHealth and on all of us. From closing our daily huddles with, “We are here to serve…and more!” to ending his day with, “I’m out the front!” Rudy was the anchor that held SeniorHealth steady.
We’ve got it from here, so here’s to you, Rudy!