Wiley Tabor had worked in factories since he turned 18. That is, until he decided to do something different, which was pursuing a job as a personal care assistant at Mercy Health – Springfield Regional Medical Center.
“I like helping people, so it seemed like a no-brainer,” Wiley shares.
In his current role, he helps nurses in whatever they need for patients. The nurses he works with have in turn inspired him.
“I realized I wanted to be a nurse after working here as a personal care assistant and seeing the impact I can have on people’s lives,” he says. “What I find most rewarding about my job is I get to talk and help people in their time of need and make their lives better.”
So now Wiley has decided on a specific goal: after one-and-a-half years with our ministry, he’ll start nursing school this coming August.
Wiley likens his work to his lifelong passion of bowling.
“I get to bowl on various teams with friends and try to help the team win, just like I do here at work with my team on 3 North,” he explains. “I always do my best to help my work team succeed.”
Wiley has a list of accomplishments on the lanes. He’s had 50 perfect games – a score of 300 – and more than 100 men’s honor scores for racking up a game of 290 points or better and any series of 800 points or better.
Wiley was also recently named to the Hall of Fame for the Springfield-Clark County association of the U.S. Bowling Congress in recognition of his superior performance.
“I’m fairly well known for bowling in Springfield and Dayton, Ohio, for carrying high averages and being friendly to everyone in the bowling alley,” he adds.
May is National Nurses Month. To all our nurses, we thank you for the excellent care you provide our patients every day! Read more of our nurses’ stories to celebrate.
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