***UPDATE – FIND THE CONVERSATION WITH GLENDA ARCHAMBEAULT HERE!
Join us for the seventh episode of Answering the Call – a conversation with women in the forefront of the coronavirus crisis – as we talk to Glenda Archambeault, Clinical Supervisor RN in Sierra Vista Hospital. In April, Glenda traveled to Detroit, MI to assist at a sister hospital that had been ravaged by Covid-19.
On Wednesday, we will talk about her experience, what inspired her to become a nurse, what motivated her to travel to Detroit, and how can we support the healthcare workers in SLO County.
About Glenda Archambeault
My name is Glenda Archambeault. I grew up on the central coast for most of my adolescent years, but left the area to attend college in Fresno. I received my Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology, but really felt the pull towards nursing, so after I completed my Bachelors degree, I continued my education and received my Nursing degree in 2006. After graduating college, I felt drawn back to the central coast and started as a new grad in nursing at Sierra Vista Hospital in San Luis Obispo, CA. I worked in so many departments at the hospital, but felt my calling in critical care/ICU. I currently work as a Clinical Supervisor RN on our Step Down Unit at Sierra Vista.
When I’m not working at the hospital, I spend a lot of time with my family (husband and teenage daughter). We have 3 dogs; a beagle (our stubborn dog who loves to howl at the wildlife in our neighborhood), a border collie mix (that wishes everyone would do what she wants them to do), and great pyrenees (who has kept us busy repairing our yard, but has the soul of a gentle giant). We love working in the yard, I have a vegetable garden and herb garden, and we we love going the beach all day and building bon fires at night and watch the sun go down over the ocean. We feel incredibly blessed to live where we do and feel a strong sense of community.
I have always felt compelled to help others in my career and when the Corona Virus Pandemic hit our country in 2019/2020 I felt a strong desire to help the communities both local and all over the US. We were so lucky that this pandemic did not fully hit our community like so many others. I saw the devastation in other communities and felt a calling to help out. It was when I was researching how to travel to New York to help, that my own hospital asked for volunteers to travel to Detroit, MI to assist our sister hospitals being ravaged by the virus. On April 9, 2020 I volunteered to go to Detroit and on April 10th I had my plane ticket and itinerary in hand and was scheduled to leave the very next day. To say that I was prepared for this experience would be a gross overstatement. I have never worked as a nurse outside of this community and I have never worked anywhere outside of California. This was truly an adventure and an experience that I will never forget.
We look forward to “seeing” you on Wednesday, June 3rd from 5pm – 5:30pm. Scroll down for the zoom meeting information.
Zoom Meeting Information
Women’s March SLO is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Answering the Call with Glenda Archambeault, RN
Time: Jun 3, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 844 8307 8893
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