David I. Liebowitz, RN, CCTC
Database Developer, Sr.
Information Systems-Applications, HDRS
What is your fondest memory from your 25 years working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock?
I had just completed a 12-hour shift providing dialysis for patients, and was called back in to assist with another patient. Dr. Remillard met me in the parking lot at 2:00 am with binoculars in hand. We stood there like two children under a full moon, and we were certainly much younger then. He smiled upward and said, “Just look at that moon.”
I reflect back on that moment often, as it displays just how small we are in the world, yet just how tall we stand when others are in need. No matter how long or hard we work, we still can find time to pause and enjoy what is around us.
We didn't say a word as we both looked upward. We were both tired, but in that moment, we were not doctor and nurse. We were just two people doing what we were trained to do, what we choose to do, which is to care for other people.
What about your job inspires you?
I draw inspiration from knowing that I have an effect on the world. What I do will be carried forward long after I am gone. Whether it is the policies I help create, the lessons I teach my employees or on the people and families I interact with, I know that I have left a mark. I've watched Dartmouth-Hitchcock grow over the last 25 years, and feel that I am one of many who have contributed to that growth.
What do you like best about your department?
The Information Systems (IS) Department spans across all areas within the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System. I've taken my 25 years of nursing experiences and magnified it by being in the IS Department. Instead of caring for one patient at a time, I can affect the care of hundreds by merely typing at a keyboard. But I never lose sight that at the other end of what I do is a patient counting on me to get it right.
It can be scary, but that fear is what drives me do my best, and then do better.