We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories.
|Name: Shannon Kambick (she/her)||Job Title: Community Health Worker|
|Years of Service: Nearly one year||Worksite: Kiro Wellness Centre|
|Community: Trail||Ancestral Territory: Ktunaxa (Tun-ah-hah) / Kootenay|
|Favourite Quote:||“In a world where you can choose to be anything, choose to be kind.” -Unknown|
As a Community Health Worker in Trail, Shannon Kambick is encouraged by her clients every day.
“I’m inspired knowing that I can give my clients the care, dignity, independence, privacy, preference and safety they deserve. I know that I make a difference in their lives.”
Shannon describes herself as a caring individual who thinks all things living (human or not) deserve respect, caring and compassion. These attributes are essential in her role.
One of Shannon’s proudest moments in her job was when she noticed a client in distress, possibly prone to self-harm. She followed the proper procedures and called the RCMP, which ended up with the client receiving the help they needed at the hospital.
One of Shannon’s passions is travelling and learning about other cultures; she’s looking forward to travelling to new countries once she’s able.
“I was lucky to go on a Rotary youth exchange program when I was younger. I lived in Honduras for a year to learn the language and culture.”
Shannon keeps active in her down time, walking her parents’ dog or volunteering at the SPCA. Her favourite team sport to play is water polo and she used to run triathlons. Shannon also enjoys reading and completing paint by numbers art.
Shannon’s nomination keeps the We Are IH loop going:
“Amanda Mackenzie is a new employee as well. She’s passionate about being a Community Health Worker and is amazing with her clients.” – Shannon Kambick