Join us in congratulating David Valdez, Referrals Coordinator, on receiving
the Firestarter Award!
David represents CBHA very well, by going out of his way not only to help
his fellow co-workers but also the patients he comes in contact with.
He always goes the extra mile to make sure that patients are seen in a
timely manner especially when they need to be seen urgently.
David is very responsible when it comes to his duties. He know his job
very well and proves it by his experience and always following up with
either nurses, providers or patients. He is always polite and listens
to our patients.
He always has a positive attitude when nurses have questions, need clarity
or further assistance about a patient and always finds the answer.
We are so grateful to have him on our team!
Read more about David:
When did you start at CBHA?
I started on Feb 10, 2004.
What is your title and job duties?
I am a Referrals Coordinator. We process out Patient Specialty referrals
for all CBHA Providers from all three clinics. We make it easy for our
patients to obtain appointments with specialist offices when they get
referred out for surgeries/and or procedures.
What do you like best about working for CBHA?
I like all the wonderful opportunities CBHA provides for us to be part
of community events, like the 5K Color Run, Othello Fair, Holiday Parade
floats, and Community Day events.
How has CBHA helped you in your career development?
CBHA has helped me greatly by providing me with experience and knowledge
though out these years in healthcare. They have paved the road for people
like me to be successful and have opportunities to work in this industry.
What has been your favorite project at work so far?
One of my favorite projects at work was volunteering and participating
in the Run, Hide, Fight Active shooter drill training alongside the Othello
Police Department and Adams Country Sheriff Officers. Our staff was trained
on what to do to keep us and our patients safe incase these emergencies
What motivates you to wake up and go to work?
My family is my motivation.
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.
I love to listen to oldies music, such as Johnny Cash, Richie Valens, Buddy
Holly, and the King Elvis Presley.
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
If I wasn’t doing this I would be driving a crane or bull dozer,
or something with a big engine!
Favorite travel spot?
My favorite travel spot is anywhere that has a golf course, and a fishing
When you have 30 minutes of free-time outside of work, how do you pass the time?
Playing catch with my son, whether it’s a baseball or football, it’s
a great way to spend time together.
Anyone you would like to thank or final words?
I would like to thank the nursing team for always being there for us when
our days can get super busy. The executive and leadership team for always
giving words of encouragement. My supervisor for her continued support
and understanding, and the amazing Referrals Team for always having some
form of candy, cookie, or sweet snack nearby, to give us that extra sugar
rush we need to finish off the day!