Sonia Ruiz was chosen as the Employee of the Month for December at Three Rivers Hospital. She grew up in Brewster, graduating from Brewster High School and Wenatchee Valley College with a Medical Transcription Certificate. She lives in Bridgeport with her son. She began her career at Three Rivers Hospital in June of 2006 as a Medical Transcriptionist and in May of 2007, she became the Medical Staff Secretary and Credentialing Coordinator. She also heads the Staff Activities Committee. This group sponsors several fundraisers each year to benefit staff activities.
Lenora Page nominated Sonia, stating: “Sonia is a team player. She goes above and beyond when it comes to credentialing the doctors. She also is such an asset in planning the employee activities.”
When asked why she likes working at Three Rivers Hospital, Ruiz said: “I enjoy my interactions with the Medical Staff and everyone else in the hospital. My job is not the same thing every day; never ending challenges are brought to my desk.”
Employees of the Month are awarded a vest with the Three Rivers Logo on it, a parking space for the month and their certificate is hung on the wall in the hospital’s lobby.