Learn more about this month’s Women United Member Spotlight, Peg Bradke of Unity Point Health- St. Luke’s!
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you do for fun?
I just became a new grandmother in September. This is a role I am enjoying immensely, but I am also enjoying watching my own daughter become a mom. I love to travel and have to get regular beach time in. I have been to all but two states in the United States.
What’s something unique that people don’t know about you?
Thanks to my uncle, who shared a bunk with Elvis Presley in the service, I have his autograph.
What causes are you most passionate about?
I am a nurse. I started as a cardiac care nurse and now work in hospital administration. I am passionate about the experiences our patient and families have, as well as the staff who are caring for them. Part of the experience is when patient/families are transitioning across different healthcare settings. I love to work on processes to improve communication during these in-care transitions, as well as helping the patient and their loved ones feel safe and confident in their own healthcare management.
Why did you decide to get involved with United Way and Women United?
I am at a point in my life where I want to be more involved in community work. Women United really opens your eyes to the needs in our community and keeps you humble. I have learned so much, and this provides opportunities to help the agencies we support. Women United offers you opportunities to meet and work with other women; the networking and connections are remarkable.
Do you have any advice for others who want to be more active in the community?
Seek out the opportunities, and when the time is right for you, make sure you say “yes”.