WINCHESTER — Winchester District Memorial Hospital is bidding a fond farewell to Connie McInnes this week.
McInnes has been supporting WDMH teams for 41 years. In fact, she has provided clerical support in almost every area of the hospital — from Admitting, to Physiotherapy, to Emergency, to Diagnostic Imaging, to Central Booking, and finally to Day Surgery.
“I’m pretty easy going and I like to go with the flow,” says McInnes. “When I look back, I don’t know where the time has gone.”
Born and raised in South Mountain, she joined the WDMH team right out of high school after completing a co-op placement at the hospital. “I actually got the job before I finished my session,” she remembers. “That was a long time ago!”
McInnes says her WDMH family has meant a lot. “I’ve had some real trials in my life, and they have been wonderful to me. They are like my second family and WDMH is my second home.”
She has no retirement plan other than “not to come to work”! She says she will enjoy not having to get up for 6 a.m. shifts and plans to spend more time with her grandchildren.