Name: Kristen Gouker
Job Title: Recruitment coordinator at Foundation Medical Staffing in Edmond, Okla.
Years with CHG: 4.5
What is your favorite part about working at CHG? I love CHG because I know that I am working for a company that cares about making a difference. I love that I can say that I am a part of that and that what I do makes a difference in the lives of the people we are serving. We work hard and still manage to have fun every day. The people that I work with truly are like family to me. It's a great place to be.
What is your most memorable experience at CHG? A few years ago we had a crawfish boil here at Foundation. We closed the office down for the afternoon and everyone just hung out and ate. It was early spring and very nice outside, and it was a great time. However, any gathering we have is unlike any that I have ever been a part of with any other company. We definitely have fun here!
If someone asked you what you do, how would you answer them? I staff dialysis nurses in temporary assignments to help cover areas where there is a nurse shortage.
Why did you choose to work at CHG? I wanted to work for a company where the work I did was beneficial and made a difference.
What is your favorite core value at CHG? Putting People First. I love that recognition is given for hard work and effort.
What do you like to do when you aren't at work? Spend time with my husband and son. My son is 19 months old, and it is so much fun watching him explore.
If you could choose your last meal, what would it be? Steak and a baked potato.
What five things would you take to a deserted island? If I was there for just the day, then I would take a book, a bottle of wine, a beach towel, umbrella and some sunscreen.
In a movie about your life, who would you choose to star as you? Audrey Hepburn when she was younger. She's my absolute favorite actress.