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October 18, 2017 - TCO

Difference Makers: John Hardacker

Meet John Hardacker. He created a way for making his fellow clinical assistants’ jobs more efficient, and it’s really made a difference. That’s why, naturally, John’s one of our Difference Makers.

Difference Makers: John HardackerWhat’s your title and role?

I am a clinical assistant. I bring patients to their rooms and ask about the reason for their visit. I help with procedures, apply casts, and help with ordering various tests. As a clinical assistant I get to work with our patients to make sure their visit to TCO is an enjoyable experience.

What’s your favorite thing about working at TCO?

The best part of working at TCO is how the Waconia office feels like a family. Everyone is working as a team and genuinely interested in each other’s wellbeing. I enjoy coming to work every day and I have fun while working. I know I am not the only one that feels that way, because I occasionally hear from patients how well our team works together.

How do you make a difference?

I created a pocket guide for clinical assistants. This book is a collection of important phone numbers, computer codes, common procedures, and other information that we need at hand. When I started working at TCO, I noticed that many people had little notes in various places that they used all the time. I decided to collect all of these notes into one small book, and added some tips and tricks that people gave me. The book is small enough to fit in a pocket and we plan on updating it every year to add new and changed information.

What are some of your favorite things to do outside of work?

When I am not at work I love to spend time with family. We love being in the woods hiking on the north shore of Lake Superior. We have a small cabin up north, so whenever I get the chance I am either hiking or doing projects on the cabin.

Thank you, John!

Twin Cities Orthopedics has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces for seven consecutive years by the Star Tribune, and one of the main reasons is because of our amazing team members who make a difference every day.