J.E.D.I. Champion of the Month: Kirsten Ambrose

July 14, 2023 in Blog Posts

Kirsten Amrbose has been a fantastic advocate for the Black Culture Employee Resource Group (BCERG); she has been instrumental in helping the ERG launch the Sinai/Levindale Community Market. Kirsten has driven from the Carroll Hospital area to Sinai for at least two of the markets last year and two of the markets this year — on her days off! She is always willing to help and has been committed to support the needs of the group. She includes her children when she can to try and influence the next generation to serve and have relationships with all people. Kirsten has demonstrated exemplary JEDI champion behaviors!

Q1: How long have you been with LifeBridge Health and what is your current role?

A:
have been at LBH since 2012, first at Sinai and then at Carroll. I currently work in the Anticoagulation Clinic and as a Nurse Navigator at Carroll Hospital.

Q2. You bring so much passion to the work you do…what motivates you?

A: Lots of things motivate me — my family, my patients, my coworkers, to name a few! With regard to the BCERG, I wanted to get more involved with advocacy in my work life and found that the BCERG is making real progress in addressing some of the systemic inequalities that disproportionately impact Black and Brown individuals in our communities.

Q3. As an active member of the Black Culture Employee Resource Group and a nursing recruitment coordinator, what are some of your aspirations for the LifeBridge Health Community?

A: I hope to continue to see diversity in leadership across all our campuses. I hope we can keep working on ways to advocate for and support the internal LifeBridge Health community and those communities we serve through creative efforts. That’s why the Sinai/Levindale market initiative has been so awesome, it is serving both internal and external communities: providing fresh fruits and vegetables to a neighborhood with limited access and having several Black owned businesses as our vendors (some of whom live and work right in the neighborhood), all while offering great food and produce to LifeBridge Health employees.

Q4. Since starting at LifeBridge Health, what have you found most rewarding?

A: I am proud to work in the community that I live in; it gives me a great sense of ownership of my work. I work with the BEST team members and am grateful to be on the advocacy subcommittee of the BCERG.