BennettKathy Bennett, MCCH Nursing Assistant retires after 40 years. (Photo courtesy MCCH)MURRAY, Ky. (3/31/14) – For many, entering the workforce for the first time means looking ahead to promotions, new titles and moving up the ladder.

Not for Kathy Bennett, who found the job she loved and stuck with it for her entire career at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

Now, with 40 years of experience as a Nursing Assistant, Bennett is retiring at the end of March.

It is no surprise Bennett came to work at MCCH, many of her family members had been employed at the hospital.

In fact, it was her mother who first got her the job. As a 17-year-old looking at a summer job inside, Bennett wasn’t initially enthusiastic about the opportunity.

“I didn’t want to, but I ended up really liking it. Once I got involved in caring for sick people, I realized it was my calling,” she said.

Bennett said she thought about going to school to become a nurse, but realized she was really good at being a Nursing Assistant and didn’t want to do anything else.

She started working in respite care before moving over to the main MCCH campus.

In her 40 years, Bennett said she has seen the ups and downs as the hospital has grown and expanded, but has had many good memories and will miss her time at Murray Hospital.

“This hospital raised me from a baby,” she said. “I’ve been very fortunate to enjoy what I do. I’m proud of what I’ve done here – taking care of sick people.

I can look back and say I had my best years at MCCH.”

Once retired, Bennett said she plans on spending time with her children, grandchildren, her fiancé, Gary Evitts, and other family and friends. She also plans to continue her hobbies of shopping at consignment stores and yard sales, taking long walks and traveling.

“Now it’s time for me, time for my kids and grandkids and time for Gary,” she said.

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