Welcome to our latest installment of our interview blog series, where we learn more about how our super staff arrived at Prominence and what motivates them to do great work. Our next interview is with Kristy Zirngible, our Director of Project Management and Data Governance.
Hi Kristy, it’s great to get to catch up with you a little bit! Tell us about your background and what brought you to Prominence.
I enjoy the challenges we are faced with on a daily basis are those that impact people and have a chance of improving the health and happiness of patients and effectiveness of care. These challenges also seem more tangible and resonate more than other areas I explored during college, such as working at a chemical manufacturing company and hearing aid manufacturer. But surprisingly enough, my drive to healthcare was as much planned as serendipity. I wanted to find a job where my German major and operational manufacturing management major might be useful, and where working abroad was a possibility. Epic seemed to fit both buckets, but so far, I haven’t used my German, and I didn’t get to work abroad (yet!)
First, I am a goal-oriented person, meaning I love to make lists and cross things off and have a scoreboard that I am working towards each month. That said, I also love to spend my free time making things, whether it is a wooden car with my little boy or painting a new circus picture for my little girl’s room.
When I come to work each day, I like to take the first hour to do housekeeping and goal setting. I tend to this early in the morning, before I get my kids up and to school, before I have any distractions. This helps me see what I can accomplish that day and where I will get to focus my creative thoughts and time. I live for the time/meetings when I get to brainstorm and create new solutions with the other incredibly intelligent people on our team. Luckily that happens throughout the week!