At the end of this week, Specialized Physical Therapy will bid a fond farewell to a gal who’s been in this thing with us through thick and thin, practically from the beginning. Sheri Haynie started out with us as our receptionist/biller back in 2009. Her position has grown and morphed right along with our business, and she is retiring now from her position as our billing and front office manager.
Sheri embraced a growing list of responsibilities at SPT over the course of the past 11 years. Even in the face of some great personal challenges, she never failed to take the needs of the company into consideration. If she didn’t do the work, she made sure it got done - no matter what. She is the definition of fortitude.
Over the years, Sheri came to be viewed a bit as the “Mom” of the clinic – she was the go-to person and decision maker on so many of the little things that come up on a day-to-day basis, with so many young techs passing through on their way to other things. She knew when issues were big enough to bring to our attention, and when she should just handle it. Starting and running a small business is no small thing, and it was amazing to see her fighting for it’s success right by our sides over all these years.
Sheri blessed our business and our lives with honesty and integrity. We will truly miss her steadfast presence at SPT. But it is time now, to turn her back over to her family full time. She has grandkids to spoil, and maybe some fishing to do. Nobody has worked any harder or steadier toward retirement than Sheri has, and she deserves it all the benefits that it can bring her.
Our kids have grown up since Sheri started working here. SPT is a family business and Sheri has just always been an integral part of it, so it’s hard to imagine it any other way. Our daughter was incredulous when we told her that Sheri was retiring…her chin dropped, her eyes got big, and she said, “Well, THEN what are you gonna do?”. I just shrugged and shook my head. I guess the answer to her question is that we will get by one way or another – but I’m certain that it will never be quite the same.
Blessings to you and your family in your retirement Sheri – we will miss you!!
Jeff & Jacque Zimmerman