KALBERER RETIRES AFTER 32 YEARS OF SERVICE AT MCCH

Teresa Kalberer RetirementPosted 03/18/2016

After 31 years of service to Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH), Teresa Kalberer retires from the Health Information Department.

Kalberer began her career with MCCH as a filing coordinator at West View in 1984 where she also worked in activities.  Murray-Calloway County Hospital purchased West View Nursing Home (now Spring Creek Health Care) in 1991 and she worked there until transferring into Medical Records in 1999.

Through her years of service she's seen many changes noting the biggest change being that when she first started working everything was completed on paper and very little was done on a computer. Now she says everything is on the computer and all records are stored electronically versus on microfilms.

Since she first began, Teresa has taken great pride in making sure that every birth record is filed with the state and done correctly and each patient record checked before being coded.  She always brought a smile to work with her each day and enjoyed working for the doctors and learning all of their personalities.

"I guess my favorite part is that our department has always stuck together and helped one another through good times and bad.  I loved the people I worked with and I was able to work with my sister Brenda whom I also enjoyed," said Teresa.

When she is not at work, Teresa enjoys antiquing.  She likes reading Christian and Science Fiction books and her favorite is Love Redeemed by Francine River.  Teresa is a longtime supporter of Hospice and the future Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House.

She also enjoys movie night with her brother-in-law and is very involved with her church.  Teresa loves music whether it's older country, southern gospel or the golden oldies.  After retiring she plans to take a vacation and care for her 88-year old mother, Dorothy Kimbro.

"Teresa has been a great asset to the Health Information Management department.  Her 31 years of service is a remarkable milestone and an accomplishment that is greatly appreciated by everyone at Murray-Calloway County Hospital," said Jerry Penner, CEO.