Faces of Lodi Health

Margarita Ornelas, Receptionist

Things you may not know about Margarita:

  • She is married (39 years in November 2013).
  • She has two daughters, one son and seven grandchildren.
  • She is working on a cookbook of all her recipes for her children because they wanted specific directions for her dishes.
  • She loves to sew and to bake.
  • What’s her favorite thing to bake? “Everything!”

What Margarita says about her work at Lodi Health: “I do patient registration and audits on a daily basis. Also, when needed, I ward clerk. I love greeting our patients at Urgent Care, and making sure all their needs are covered.”

Arthur Emus, X-Ray technician, ward clerk, ED technician

Things you may not know about Arthur:

  • He grew up in San Diego.
  • He earned an associates degree from Butte College in natural sciences, another associates degree from MercedCollege in Radiological sciences and has an EMT license.
  • He worked as a fitness instructor and taught rock climbing.
  • He enjoys backpacking, rock climbing, church, water sports and playing hide and seek with his one-year-old.
  • He spent a summer in Taos, New Mexico, living in a tent and living off the land while working as a white water rafting guide.

What Arthur has to say about working at Lodi Health: “Great work environment and coworkers.”

Carrie McGill, Lead Communications Operator

Things you may not know about Carrie:

  • She is a huge fan of hockey, and she has season tickets for the Stockton Thunder.
  • She has an amateur radio license (ham radio operator).
  • She has been known to bake ‘choc chunk cookies’ to share with her coworkers.

What Carrie has to say about working at Lodi Health: “I have enjoyed being ‘one of seven’ voices of Lodi Health for the last 16 years. I strive to provide everyone with excellent customer service on a daily basis. I truly enjoy working for Lodi Health.”

Teri Spring, Registered Dietitian

Teri's background:

  • Completed an internship at UC Berkeley
  • Hired in 1985 to be LMH director of NFS, moved to be LMH director of Materials Management, 1992-2003. Resigned to retire, and that lasted about six months before she came back to consulting.
  • She has three children, and her daughter, a Lodi Health OB nurse, delivers babies.
  • She plays golf, jazzercises and is a long-time American Cancer Society volunteer.

About Teri: She loves teaching people that they can eat great food and have a full and happy life as it relates to food and being healthy.

Candace Gentile, CPC, Transcription Coordinator/Dragon VR Trainer

Things you may not know about Candace:

  • She has been married 20 years, has two adult children and three grandchildren.
  • She owns four quarter horses and rides Western Pleasure and previously Rodeo Drill for serveral years, performing throughout California.
  • She has been a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) since 2008, and is physician-practice based.

What Candace has to say about working at Lodi Health:  “I thoroughly enjoy my position with Lodi Health. Training new physicians, residents and NP’s on the Dragon (VR) voice recognition system is very rewarding. I learn something every day through the many staff members I encounter.”