Serving our patients with the best care starts with a passionate, cohesive team. Our people care about you, and we are grateful they are part of our mission.
For over 10 years, Mary Kay Mariano has been an essential part of everything we do at Associates in Hearing. As the Patient Care Coordinator, Mary Kay assists the audiologists, cares for walk-in patients, performs various office tasks, and handles special projects. She makes it possible for us to serve our patients with high-quality care!
We want you to get to know Mary Kay as we do. We asked her 10 questions to get to know her better. Here are her answers:
1. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a child, I always wanted to be a nurse. I was always the nurse when we played Army in the yard with all the kids in the neighborhood, and I would use the dog’s water to wipe their faces.
If you could have dinner with any person, alive or dead, who would it be?
I think I would love to have dinner with my grandparents on both sides. I was very young when they passed. What better way to have a good laugh or a serious conversation than with your grandparents around the dinner table!
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
I would definitely travel to Ireland to research my ancestry and to tour the beauty of the land.
Describe yourself in three words.
I describe myself as compassionate, dedicated and funny. I love making people laugh, understanding their concerns, and doing what I do.
What is your favorite food or meal to eat?
Favorite food is any type of seafood. My favorite is lobster with lots of butter.
What are your hobbies?
I love to workout at the gym, and I absolutely love being with my grandkids.
What is your favorite part about working at Associates in Hearing?
My favorite part about working with Associates in Hearing is my coworkers. We have a real connection. I love working with our clients. There is always a story.
Why is hearing important?
I think hearing is important for two reasons: our well being and our safety. Hearing connects you to people and your surroundings.
If you could binge watch one show, what would you pick?
I would definitely binge watch This Is Us. So many real-life situations
What is one of your favorite memories from your childhood?
One of my favorite memories as a child was Sunday Dinner Night. We would have dinner early, go to our cousins’ house and then hit O’Boyles Ice Cream Restaurant for a wonderful ice cream treat and laughing together with my family.