The Medix Teammate Spotlight shines on our employees across the country making an impact and defining their unique career paths. This week, we’re checking in with Michael in Tampa, who shares why he recently moved to take on a new challenge, the struggles of finding a new job and his love of the beach!
Please explain your current role at Medix.
I currently oversee our Care Management business development in the southeast region. My colleagues and I are working hard to expand Medix Care Management in Florida and a few other states nearby. The healthcare industry as a whole is consistently changing; in fact, the differences between Florida and the Tri-State area (where I had been working for the last five years) are crazy!
What brought you to this role?
Helping my colleagues to build up our New Jersey office was a great experience, along with having my Medix sales foundation be our revenue cycle business. I dabbled in case management and nursing when I could and found that I really enjoyed it. Starting from scratch and being able to take on a new challenge in a new geographic location was a great opportunity.
What made you decide to work for Medix?
I graduated from the University of Miami in 2010. Even though I was a double major and a minor, I couldn’t find a job for nearly a year and a half. I had an email inbox folder of 72 ‘no’s’. I didn’t have enough experience, wasn’t the right fit – you name it. All I had was bar tending and service industry work experience to my name. I moved up to New Jersey for what was supposed to be a temporary job with the local transit authority. I moved, the position was delayed and I found myself bar tending again. My resume was out and about somewhere, and that’s when a Medix recruiter found me. I met with the office leader and the rest of the team, and knew it’s where I wanted to work.
What are the characteristics young professionals need to possess to be successful at Medix?
See our Core Purpose and Values. In recruiting and staffing, the amount of effort and time put into the work directly correlates to the results and success on the other end. Put in the time, improve each type of conversation you have and it will work out.
When you’re not working hard at Medix, what are your hobbies?
Beach! I’m a sucker for anything outdoors and water related. My wife and I have three big dogs, so anything with them always makes us happy. I’m also a three-year season ticket holder for my Hurricanes; making any ‘Canes or Miami Dolphin games is a must.
What’s the best/worst summer vacation experience you’ve ever had?
My wife and I are very lucky. My mom works for a major airline, so we’ve been able to take some pretty awesome trips. London and Paris last November was a great time! Most recently, we spent three nights in Switzerland. We had an absolute blast spending time in the Alps and trying lots of different types of food.