"I feel like I've found my people here in the Lab. I'm very organized, and people in the Lab tend to like things very structured. They like repetition and routine and so it's a really good fit. I was pulled out of the Lab for 10 weeks during COVID to help with Incident Command, and that was a great experience. And, of course, COVID has stretched and grown all of us. But I was so elated to get back to the Lab because I missed my people and I missed what I do on a daily basis. I just felt like I was able to come back home."

- Anna, administrative assistant in the Bend Laboratory, a job that requires her to wear many hats, including coordinator of the monthly blood drives at St. Charles Bend.

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