Donna Gunningham: Proud to be part of the Mile Bluff team

For 35 years, Donna Gunningham has proudly worked in the medical field. Starting as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in a nursing home following high school, Donna now finds herself at Mile Bluff Medical Center as a charge nurse in Acute Care.

In addition to providing excellent nursing care to patients, Donna also assists in the day-to-day operations of the Acute Care Department by helping with scheduling, co-signing needed paperwork, and making sure everything is running smoothly.

“I knew at the age of 12 that I was going to be a nurse, and my life since then has been defined by my career,” shared Donna. “I came to Mile Bluff with a mission and a purpose to make a difference, and I feel like that is what I do every day.”

Donna joined the Mile Bluff team in June of 2017, after relocating to the area to be closer to family. “I have never been disappointed at any job I have had, and Mile Bluff is no exception,” said Donna. “I have worked at much bigger facilities, but I really like the variety of what I get to do in a small community hospital. The care is much more personal at Mile Bluff, and there is a good positive attitude here.”

As a member of a dedicated team, Donna feels that Mile Bluff is an essential part of the community. “Mile Bluff is more than just a ‘band-aid station,’” emphasized Donna. “We are filling a huge need in our community and we’re always looking to grow. When I look around, I see awesome nurses, hardworking CNAs, and doctors who are here for the right reasons. We’re making a difference.”

“I love coming to work and being responsible for our patients,” said Donna. “I believe in having integrity and doing what’s right for all of the people we care for. I really believe in the people I work with, so that makes my job so easy.”

Donna is just one of the many individuals who is proud to be an employee at Mile Bluff Medical Center. In an effort to share the stories of these people, each quarter the organization will highlight a staff member who is willing to share his/her story. If you are looking for a great place to work, check out the job openings.