Antonia Guerrero celebrates 22 years of service at recompression chamber
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
Employed in 1992 to do the housekeeping for the Sub-Aquatic Safety Service (SSS)recompression/hyperbaric chamber, Antonia Guerrero’s strong will, determination and hard work have elevated her to become a Dive Medical Technician and Manager. 2013 marks her 22nd year at the establishment, a feat worthy of celebrating indeed.
Antonia always felt a strong inclination towards the machinery and the daily operations of the chamber. Antonia kept asking questions and receiving answers, and in no time, she was assisting with the documents, answering the telephone and giving out information.Her persevering personality led her to earn her Divers Alert Network (DAN) Oxygen Provider Certificate from Duke University in North Carolina, USA in 1994, qualifying her in oxygen first aid. She also obtained training in Dive Medicine and Hyperbaric Chamber Operation. Antonia was finally in a position to do what she loves; working at the chamber.
Antonia is the longest serving employee in the southern SSS Network, which includes Mexico and Belize. According to Paul Moreno Regional Supervisor, “She has been here from the beginning and has risen up to the occasion; she is one of the best workers that we have in our system. She is someone that is loyal, respectful, and persistent and gets the job done. There are not enough good things that we can say about Antonia.”
In an interview with The San Pedro Sun, Antonia said that she is more than happy with her current position and encourages everyone to strive for their goals. “I started from zero and through hard work I have gotten to where I am today. With the help of my employers and the late Doctor Otto Rodriguez I learned everything I know today. I thank God for continuously blessing me and giving me the opportunity to save lives. I am happy with my job,” said Antonia. To Antonia honesty is the best policy, “You have to be honest, loyal and responsible to move forward in your work.”
Determination and strong will power have made Antonia a very essential person at the chamber.
She continues to learn daily and works diligently to serve her patients. She is an admirable person and a fine Technician and we are grateful to have her as a member of our community. Congratulations Antonia on all your accomplishments!
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