By Ruby Raya
Labor Day is a tribute towards hard working Americans all around the United States, a special group being the emergency room receptionists.
In an interview with my mother, Melinda Bañuelos, she stated that she has been working as a receptionist in the St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo Colorado for about 10 years.
The E.R is usually one of the busiest places in the hospital throughout Labor Day. Most of the emergencies the hospital gets are through A.M.R.I, there are also many walk in emergencies. Traumas are what they mostly get such as, gang violence, stabbings, gun shot wounds, and plenty more. It's important to know what type of emergencies they receive, so everyone can be prepared and know how to handle a situation.
It's important to know what goes into the jobs of hardworking ER receptionists. In a receptionist's daily life they prepare themselves for whatever emergency they may receive. Bañuelos gets herself prepared by wearing comfortable clothing, preparing snacks and her lunch, hair up, and all electronics on and charged in case of a big emergency.
What she normally does is check people into the E.R, with correct first and last name, correct spelling, and if it’s an adult checking in, their last four numbers on their social security number. The receptionists usually get busier throughout the evening because many more people consume illegal drugs and alcohol.
When asked how Bañuelos knew being a receptionist at a hospital was for her, her response was, “Being bilingual and helping out my hispanic community, the non-english speakers.” Overall Labor Day is always one of the busiest days for a hospital receptionist.