Spotlight on Employee Service: Rita Cadava

Dedicated.  Knowledgeable.  Problem-solver.  Perfectionist.  All words that have been used to describe Rita Cadava, TMC’s Service Pin honoree who is celebrating 40 years of service.

Rita’s story of her time at TMC dates back to 1970 when was participating in her high school’s co-op program.  She was just 17 years old at the time, and in 1972, landed a job as a financial counselor.  She spent time in the business office, and has worked in literally every position in the admitting department.

Today, she works at the El Dorado campus, and is a huge resource to those who don’t have the experience she does.  “Rita has always been the go-to person for her co-workers,” says Rita’s manager, Patty Ledbetter.  She adds that others in the department recognize Rita for her wealth of knowledge.  Rita’s leadership is just as impressive as her work.  “She believes in being accurate and through, and her work is just impeccable.  The quality is perfect.  She’s given that time.  She’s spent that time building that reputation.  And she deserves the recognition she gets for it,” says Ledbetter.

TMC holds a special place in Rita’s heart for many reasons.  Among them: This is where she met her husband.  Today, they have eight grandkids who lovingly consume most of Rita’s time when she’s not on the clock.  Rita, we hope your grandkids spoil you for this incredible milestone you’ve reached.  Thank you for serving Tucson Medical Center, and the Southern Arizona community, for the past 40 years!

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