Meet Us Mondays: Kathy Mildenstein, Transcriptionist

Kathy Mildenstein, Transcriptionist at Genesis Fertility Centre in Vancouver

Kathy Mildenstein, Transcriptionist

Hi, my name is Kathy.  I am the transcriptionist for the Genesis Fertility Centre but you may also find me sitting at reception if you are booked in for our early-bird blood work or ultrasounds. You may also see me taking payments as well – Genesis is not a one-hat working environment!

I am a transplant from Calgary, Alberta, where I was born and raised.  Approximately 15 years ago, my husband and I loaded up our VW van with our dog, cat and all of our life’s belongings and left Calgary for Vancouver during a blizzard. The weather in Calgary was -20 and the weather as we entered Vancouver was +20.  The cherry trees were in full bloom, the birds were chirping and I said that I was never moving back to Calgary!  But never say never as we have since moved back and forth a few more times over the years including a move to Canmore, AB and a move to Fernie, BC.  However, we never got Vancouver out of our system and through sheer will, determination and a few house sales, we finally made it back to Vancouver.

Throughout our many moves, I have had the opportunity to work with a number of great organizations and peoples.  I have worked for private practices including a pediatrician as well as an anesthesiologist; I have also worked for the Vancouver General Hospital in various departments, the Calgary Foothills Hospital in the OB/GYN department, the Fernie District Hospital as well as the Calgary Health Services’ Family Planning department – all in no particular order.

My last big move back to Vancouver in 2007 took me to the Genesis Fertility Centre, where I remain today working alongside a great team of people who make coming to work more a pleasure than a job.  I’m grateful for the team at Genesis, for their positive enthusiasm and professionalism.

When I am not at work, I can usually be found peddling around Vancouver, eating at a restaurant, or perusing the library. My goal for 2014 was to peddle the distance from here to Calgary and back (but just around Vancouver) but as I have already peddled 1016 km this year, I don’t think I have created enough of a challenge – maybe I will add in the distance to Regina too.

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