Interview: Amanda Greenland, Database Officer
Tell us a little about yourself!
My name’s Amanda and I’ve been the Database Officer at the Foundation since March 2016. I analyze donor trends and interpret data in a format that is easy to understand and not overwhelming.
In one sentence, how would you explain your job to a friend?
I manage the Foundation’s database and analyze data to advance fundraising efforts.
Is there a Program of Care you have a personal connection to?
Surgery. My mother’s eye sight was partially restored through a number of surgeries, so I appreciate that our donors give to programs that fund the purchase of new and innovating equipment.
What excites you about the technology at Humber River Hospital?
I enjoyed trying the da Vinci Surgical Robot when it was on display in the Hospital last year! I’m fascinated by the technology used to replicate the movement of the surgeon’s hands through tiny instruments. It is an amazing training tool.
I love that patients can access their health records online through the patient health portal available on the hospital’s website.
I have also used the Interpreter Program and I was impressed at how easy it was to use. It makes our patients feel that all their concerns will be addressed.
What are your three favourite Hospital spaces?
My favourite place is the Piazza, especially when we have BBQs and music playing! I love the spacious and bright hallways and of course the coffee shops.
Do you have a favourite project?
When I first started at the Hospital I was impressed at how successful the Family Campaign was (the physicians and staff who donate to Humber). The high level of participation by staff shows their dedication to the Hospital.
What is one awesome thing you’ve done in the last year?
I tried surfing! I wasn’t very good at it but I loved the experience. It also helped that I was in Morocco.
What inspires you?
Sharing ideas and working with people to find creative solutions to problems.
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