BEAVERCREEK – Leslie Johnson serves on the sterile processing team at Soin Medical Center, but began her healthcare career at Kettering Medical Center in supply distribution nearly 30 years ago.
A single mother of two at the time, Leslie believed it was important to improve herself. She heard of an opening in the sterile processing department and jumped at the chance to move up. After certification through Purdue University she became a certified processing technician.
“I have always tried to follow my father’s work ethic, which I am so proud to do,” she explained, although it was a tough job for her father as he provided for six girls.
Detail oriented, Leslie believes it is very important cleaning, organizing and sterilizing surgical instruments daily. “I simply envision every patient and physician who is counting on me to do my job well. I sort of see myself as the beginning of a healing process.”
“I always have something new to learn,” she added. “I take pride in my job keeping our patients healthy.”
Leslie grew up in southeastern Ohio. She lives in the Belmont area with husband Steve and their pets.
She has passed on her passion for healthcare to her daughters, as Niki is a surgical technician and Erin will soon graduate with a bachelor’s of science in nursing.
“They have followed in my footsteps,” she added. “I am so proud of my girls.”
When not working at Soin, she loves spending time with her three granddaughters.
“I feel so blessed.”
Story courtesy of The Greene Medical Foundation - Greene Memorial Hospital and Soin Medical Center hospital within Kettering Health Network.