Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Center Welcomes New Clinic Coordinator, Michelle McKeever!
After assisting patients in radiology and insurance billing for 34 years, Michelle McKeever knew her next job had to involve spending lots of time interacting with clients. She jumped at the chance to join the Center in a “front desk” position.
“I’m the first person the clients interact with when they come into the Center. It is my responsibility to give them a positive first impression, and I take pride in that,” she explained. “I hope that I can make each of them feel that their needs are being tended to in a kind, compassionate and professional manner.”
In her new position as Clinic Coordinator, McKeever will greet and register clients, answer phones, schedule appointments, maintain Audiology and Speech schedules, assist in accounts receivable, coordinate hearing aid repairs, schedule ASL/language interpreters and arrange transportation for client appointments if needed.
McKeever is a pet lover with a dog named Stan. Every Saturday morning, McKeever volunteers for the Humane Society headquarters on Macklind as a Pet Pal, walking and playing with the shelter dogs to help socialize them and improve their chances for adoption. “I love animals of all kinds and have a deep interest in animal welfare,” she explained. “The HSMO is a wonderful organization.”
In her free time, McKeever enjoys attending Cardinals baseball and Blues hockey games and listening live music of all kinds with her husband, Dan, a construction supervisor for St. Louis County Parks and Recreation. Her daughter, who is a Special Education/elementary education teacher, and her son, who is a music teacher and a touring saxophone player, also are dog owners, so the McKeever house is very lively when all four dogs are together. McKeever is excitedly awaiting her first grandchild this April.
Born and raised in the “Hill” neighborhood in St. Louis city, McKeever earned her degree from St. John’s Mercy Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology before joining Scott Radiological Group. She remains very involved in her parish, St. Ambrose on the Hill.
The Center for Hearing & Speech is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that donates $1.75 million in speech/language and audiology services to residents of metropolitan St. Louis. It is a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and the Better Business Bureau.