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Azucena Cabral – A Spanish-speaking motorcycle chick who prioritizes compassion for our most vulnerable patients

Azucena Cabral – A Spanish-speaking motorcycle chick who prioritizes compassion for our most vulnerable patients

Aug 14 2017
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AzucenaIf you ask Azucena Cabral, emergency service technician at Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center, her number one responsibility is making sure our patients are comfortable and treated with compassion. She understands being in an emergency room is a very vulnerable time and treats these experience as an honor. But Azucena’s skillset goes far beyond her ability to emphasize with our patients, she is also a Spanish interpreter and a member of the ER’s code team. In addition to loving her role at Haymarket Medical Center, she also enjoys riding her motorcycle. Could she be any more interesting? Read the short interview below to find out!

What words of wisdom can you share with team members to help them get through stressful days?
Do a good for job, and your job will do good for you. 

What does working for Novant Health mean to you?
It has humbled me to no end. I love my job, and I am very proud to work here. I was taught as a young child to always care for others. It has been and will continue to be something I put at the center of my life.

Tell us a little about your family.
My family is from Mexico. I am first-generation United States citizen who was born in California. I was raised by a single mom who went to school to get her GED later in life. She taught me the importance of being nice to everyone. She taught me that, throughout my life, I would come across people that would make a difference in my life, and that I also had an ability to make a difference. And true that I was blessed many people, but most importantly my mother.

What is the oddest thing we’d find in your purse, car, desk or locker?
A mini-hammer.

What are your hobbies?
I would say my hobbies consist of riding my motorcycle and doing art. I also love to cook for family and friends.