Pat Rosier retires from Grady
Pat Rosier, who has served at Grady Hospital for an amazing 27 years, is retiring at the end of November.
Many who have trained at Emory Eye Center remember her warmly. Her title has been supervisor/insurance specialist to the ophthalmology service, but she was much more than that. She was mother to some, counselor to others, and helpmate to still more.
As Geoff Broocker fondly puts it, "Pat has been the chief, cook, and bottle washer for 27 years of residents, fellows, and faculty. Two of her favorite functions are to help supply candy for a sugar 'pick up' for the residents. I have called her Willy Wonka for years," he says. "In addition, she loves to make signs and banners on her computer to celebrate holidays and people. She's really good at it!"
Chair Emeritus Tom Aaberg, Sr., who volunteers at Grady once per month, says Pat Rosier is the "rudder" who keeps everyone and everything going well. "She's the face of the Emory/Grady relationship and the one who introduces the residents and fellows to the Grady staff and the Grady policies." As he points out, "At Emory, our residents and fellows serve the faculty member they are with. At Grady, you're serving a system, and one with many different policies." And, he adds, "Pat does all of this in an unassuming way, and you're often the recipient of one of her 'pearls,' but you may not realize it until later!"
And, as Maria Aaron aptly explains, "Pat Rosier is a mother to all, no matter how young or old. She genuinely cares and quietly listens when we need her. She will be dearly missed!"
Our good wishes go with Pat as she enters retirement in Texas, near her family.