“I had worked for TBH for over a year as a part-time weekend doc before making the decision to come aboard full-time almost a year ago. I cannot express how glad I am that I made that decision. I gave up a county position with the promise of a pension for what I was afraid would be a less stable position. My fears were unfounded.

“I had been treated very well by TBH as a part-timer, and that is what ultimately convinced me to join full-time. I have been privileged to be a part of a wonderful work environment in Contra Costa County since joining TBH, which is a welcome change from the dysfunction of my prior county system, and Kaiser before that. I am working with colleagues who are both professionally and personally exceptional. That is where the advantage of this position begins.

“I have experienced significant changes in my life since joining TBH full-time. I have been amazed at the support that I have received from Gary and everyone involved with the company. I would never expect an employer to come through for me in the ways that they have, and am at a loss for words in being able to express my gratitude. I do feel more like a part of a family than an employee. I have never experienced that in a job before, and it is such a welcome change from both the corporate and public systems in medicine that I sometimes don’t know how to respond. I do not feel that the company has ever demanded loyalty, unlike other employers, but my loyalty has been earned by the way that I am treated as a member of the team.

“I hope to remain a member of the TBH team for quite some time to come. Iam always happy to tell people how happy I am working with this company.”