As of Thursday, March 8, 2018
RN Micki Miller walked into Grangeville Health and Rehab a year ago and it was a homecoming of sorts.
“When I walked down the halls I could picture the past residents whom I used to take care of,” she smiled.
Miller was a CNA working at GHR in the ‘80s. Now, she’s the clinical nurse manager and works in wound care.
“I have always enjoyed working with the elderly,” she explained. “I work on the floor, so it’s a good way to stay connected with the patients.”
Miller spent the previous 21 years working at Syringa Hospital. She decided to make the change to GHR as the amount of time being on-call is far less, as is the stress, she said.
Miller spent a lifetime dreaming of being a nurse.
“I remember taking care of my dolls and using Smartie candies as pills,” she smiled. “It’s just always what I wanted to do.”
When her youngest children were in high school she attended Walla Walla Community College and made the leap from CNA to nurse.
“It was definitely worth it,” she said. “But when it comes down to it, patient care is patient care, no matter your title. We want to take the best care of our residents.”