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Sharon Adams and her mom, Anne, at Myrtle Beach.

JagNation’s Sharon Adams considers it an honor to work with patients at pivotal time in their lives

Where is your spot in the JagNation? 

I am a Health Information Management Services (HIMS) technician. I primarily do the birth certificates, death certificates and fetal death certificates for the institution. However, from time to time I assist with other needs within the department, such as training incoming residents on the rules and regulations per Joint Commission at annual house staff orientation.

How long have you been a part of JagNation?

I have been working here for 21 years in May.

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Sharon Adams, second from right, occasionally assists in training residents.
Most interesting thing about your job?

Honestly, the most interesting thing about my job is the people I meet. I interact daily with a number of coroners and funeral home directors, many of whom I have come to know on a personal level and now call friends. I also and perhaps most importantly interact with our patients. When I interact with patients, it is always at a pivotal time in their lives. Whether they have just given birth to a newborn or just had to say goodbye to someone they loved, I consider it an honor to be a part of these milestones in their lives.

Favorite thing about JagNation?

I love how JagNation is so involved with the community. For the past two years now, I have participated in the AU Day of Service and I think it really is a good way to partner and give back to the community. Last year, I met some people during this event that have become really dear friends now.

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From left, Sharon Adams, her sister, Angie, and her mother, Anne.
Family:

Being divorced, I spend a lot of time with my family. I am extremely close to my mother, my sister and my nieces and nephews.

Hobbies:

I love going to the beach and the lake, swimming, fishing and tubing — anything to do with water. I also enjoy concerts and ballgames.

How has COVID-19 changed/affected your job? 

I have been working a different schedule partly due to COVID-19. Also, in doing the death certificates, I am face to face with the COVID-19 pandemic regularly. I see how this virus has impacted real lives. It makes me acutely aware of how serious this virus really is.

 

 

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