When your job entails scheduling all the appointments for Home Health nurses
with an average of 280 patients, supervising the billing, dealing with
state and federal paperwork, and serving as a member of the quality assurance
team, it helps to have an eye for details. Home Health Office Coordinator
Bev Moyle claims she inherited hers.
"I'm a 'nitpicker' who is very detail-oriented,"
she chuckles. "It's a skill I inherited from my mother. She worked
for a company that built military equipment, assembling user's manuals
and other technical information. Healthcare is equally technical, with
lots of government regulations that are constantly revised. I have done
a lot of reading over the years to keep up with all the changes."
A native of upstate New York, Bev moved to California at age 18, fresh
out of high school, and went to work in quality assurance for a Silicon
Valley electronics firm. "My husband and I moved to Gridley in 1976
to raise our family," she recalls. "We love the small-town community,
and our daughter and son - who are now adults - and our granddaughter
still live in the area."
Bev joined the Pharmacy staff at Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital in 1989
and subsequently worked as an Administrative Secretary before helping
to organize their Home Health agency that later merged with Fremont-Rideout
Home Health. "I had always been interested in health care,"
she notes. "I didn't think I could be a nurse, because I am a
bit squeamish, but I knew I was good at paperwork. My coworkers are an
amazing group of healthcare professionals, and I'm glad to be able
to help with the paperwork to make their important job of caring for our
patients a little bit easier."
Paperwork is not Bev's only skill, however. She's also known as
an excellent cook and baker. In fact, her White Chocolate Piña
Colada Fudge recently won a prize in a Fremont-Rideout holiday recipe
contest. Her love of cooking is rivaled only by her love of traveling.
Over the years, she has gone on cruises to such far-flung locales as Italy,
the Mediterranean, the British Isles, Scandinavia, Russia, the Panama
Canal, South America, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Australia and Alaska.
Bev's children share some of her personality traits and talents: Her
son is a professional cook, and her daughter is a paralegal - another
job that requires an eye for detail. There must be something to that heredity thing!