“Sometimes you’re in a place because that’s where you should be.”
Some people are just born with a head for business, as is the case with Compliance Coordinator Rebecca Walker.
She and her husband started their own business, BST Plumbing, over 25 years ago, and have supported that venture together. But after the economic downturn of 2008, Rebecca went back to work. Originally working for a sports company managing their returns department, Rebecca realized she needed something else that was more fulfilling. The opportunity presented itself to work part-time with Hospice of Redmond, and she jumped at the opportunity.
Two months after she began working, Rebecca ’s father became a Hospice of Redmond patient. Going through Hospice as a family member, she saw firsthand the healing and supportive environment provided by the individuals they encountered. Rebecca got to know his nurse and social worker and the entire team supporting their family. After this experience, she came to respect what the organization does at a more profound level.
Today Rebecca is the Compliance Coordinator and is responsible for overseeing HIPAA compliance, referrals, and emergency preparedness plan. As a small staff, every team member supports one another to stay true to serving families in Central Oregon.
Rebecca is most passionate about the veterans’ programs at Hospice of Redmond. As a mother of two children currently serving our country in the United States Air Force and the United States Navy, she recognizes the special care that Hospice of Redmond takes of its veterans.
Originally from Clackamas, Rebecca Walker and her husband moved their family to Central Oregon more than 20 years ago so they could enjoy rafting, hunting, hiking, backpacking, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, and fishing. They still enjoy these activities as empty nesters and are proud to be part of the Central Oregon community.