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Kim Weems, Employee Profile

Adirondack Health, Health Screener

Kim has been an integral part of our team here at Adirondack Health Medical Fitness Center. She has the very important role of COVID-19 screening at our front door. She keeps our staff, members, and everyone in our building safe during these times. Here is a little bit about Kim!

My husband and I retired from Lake Placid Central Schools in 2019. For the past twenty years, I was the Choral Director at LPHS. Our daughter Caroline had just graduated from Cornell, and we were looking forward to new experiences – some travel, maybe exploring new work outside of music and education. We were hired to manage Putnam Camp in St. Huberts. I was busy teaching two classes at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam and music-directing the CTP production of “Matilda”. No one could have predicted the way the next few months would change all of our lives, but suddenly everything we were doing was canceled. After a few months, I decided I needed to get to work, I was then hired as a Health Screener at Adirondack Health, in August.

I take temperatures and ask screening questions to everyone who enters the facility. Screeners make sure everyone has a mask and sanitizes hands, we also try to answer questions and point people in the right direction. Occasionally a patient does not pass screening and we provide instructions for the next steps. I love meeting new people and seeing former students, parents, and colleagues. I also love the winter – we are Nordic skiers. I love gardening, paddling, reading, singing, and playing the piano. I sing with the Northern Lights Choir and often work at Pendragon Theatre as a Music Director or performer. I am a die-hard New Orleans Saints fan and love to cook food from my native New Orleans. This weekend I will be baking King Cakes for friends and family in celebration of Mardi Gras.

2020 has been a time to appreciate all we have – I am so thankful for my home, my family, and my health. We have gained a deeper appreciation for our connections to our friends and community. We appreciate our front-line health care workers, our teachers, artists, and essential workers. I am so grateful to live in the beautiful Adirondacks and to be able to get outdoors anytime.

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