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Family Connections: Chris and Summer

Family Connections: Chris and Summer

We like to think of Valley Health as one large family, and nothing personifies that more than when family members work together in our health system. This week we highlight husband and wife Chris and Summer of Winchester Medical Center.

  • Husband: Chris, Epic Certified Informatics Analyst, Valley Health
  • Wife: Summer, Physician Recruiter, Valley Health


What do you like about working with your wife? My wife is my best friend and I never imagined that we would be working together and collaborating to help the incoming providers in this healthcare system. Summer recruits the providers, and I train them on Epic and assist them with a variety of IT support. It’s very neat to see how new staff make the connection once they meet us separately and identify that we are married.

Why did you choose VHS? I started with Valley Health working at the Valley Health Wellness and Fitness Center at WMC. I was a personal trainer there to start my career. I then joined the Epic team in 2017 and have been here since. Both Summer and I were born and raised in Winchester and have been in the area our whole lives. We love helping people and have always enjoyed the community and atmosphere within VHS.


What do you like about working with your husband? Our jobs mingle in a very cool way. I get to assist in recruiting and onboarding the physicians, and then Chris trains them on the Epic system. He’s my best friend, so I feel really fortunate that we get to share the added time together. We also have our children in the hospital campus daycare center, so we are just a Valley Health family all the way around.

Why did you choose VHS? I started with Valley Health when I was 19 years old at the Winchester Urgent Care Center, and I’ve made my career out of it because I love the people I work with and the work of serving the community I’ve grown up in. Both Chris and I were born at Winchester Medical Center, so we have a strong connection to the system and this area.

Work With Family

At Valley Health, we are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace. We believe our exceptional team members are the foundation of our culture and key to our success at providing safe, high-quality care with high reliability.

We encourage our caregivers to invite their family, friends and network of dedicated colleagues to work (and perhaps live) in a community like ours. We offer an expanded employee referral bonus program which includes a $1,000 and up to $5,000 bonus (depending on position) for BOTH the referring employee AND the new hire being referred. Visit this page to learn more.

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