Kathleen E. Tevere, RN
Psychiatry Care Unit
What is your fondest memory from your 25 years working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock?
I've had lots of great memories over the years, but most involve meeting and making friends and connections. I also enjoyed the employee recognition dinners, the picnics (when my children were little), ice cream socials and staff parties.
What about your job inspires you?
My patients inspire me. I have had the pleasure of being invited into the lives of our most under-served and vulnerable population to help them on their journey to health, and to enhance their quality of life. I am continually inspired by their courage to continue their fight in the wake of prejudice, limited resources and the chronic nature of their illnesses and addictions.
What do you like best about your department?
I have always enjoyed working in Psychiatry. It is a unit that is highly dependent on a team approach and collaboration. Rather than lab values and test results, a lot of diagnostic data comes from observed behavior. Nursing input, assessments and opinions are highly essential and valued. Being part of this team has been a rewarding experience.
I have had the pleasure of working under incredible management. They are kind, open minded, approachable and fair.