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Published on October 16, 2021

MullinA Ringleader and Resource

At 91, Med Tech Pat Mullin provides wealth of knowledge

When Pat Mullin moved from Worcester to Falmouth in 1977, she had planned on working part-time as a medical technologist at Falmouth Hospital and cruise into semi-retirement. But the hospital had other plans for Mullin and ended up offering her a full-time position. More than four decades later, the 91-year-old still finds herself sporting a lab coat.

Mullin celebrated her 44th work anniversary on Oct. 3.

The East Falmouth resident, who lives 10 minutes from the hospital, continues to work 16 hours a week and will often pick up a third shift. “This is my home away from home,” says Mullin, who recently departed on a 10-day Viking river cruise along the Rhine from Switzerland to Amsterdam. “It’s a pleasant atmosphere to work. If it wasn’t, I would have been out many years ago. My daughters would like me to retire, but it’s what I enjoy doing.”

Mullin, who has four children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, grew up outside of Worcester and attended the College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, where she studied medical technology. Before coming to the Cape, Mullin ran the medical technologist program at Worcester City Hospital where she trained student medical technologists in all areas of lab and pathology.

As a med tech at Falmouth Hospital, Mullin tests and analyzes blood, body fluids and tissue samples. She is also responsible for analyzing specimens and ensuring tests are completed in an accurate and timely manner. Like everyone on staff, she rotates throughout different departments, from chemistry to hematology. More recently, she learned how to perform COVID testing on new analyzers and has tested countless samples on the front lines of COVID. Mullin says she never feared the disease because med techs are trained to treat any kind of sample. “It’s sort of Med Tech 101 and just a continuation of what we have been doing for years,” says Mullin, who recalls working through the years of Polio.

Over her career, Mullin has built an adoring fan base at the hospital. Her coworkers lovingly describe her as a ringleader when it comes to socializing, a valuable resource, knowledgeable, fun to be around and one to never shy away from anything. “Pat is absolutely phenomenal. It is hard to find words to describe how truly amazing she is, both personally and professionally,” says Hollie Soule. “She is a mentor and a friend, we are all so fortunate to have learned from, and worked with, her over the years. Her dedication to the profession, to the patients, and to her colleagues is heartwarming. She is a very special lady.”

Major Milestones

Kudos to Cape Cod Healthcare employees celebrating 40 years or more of continuous service!

Hester Grue, Cape Cod Hospital, 53 years

M. Patricia Miller, Cape Cod Hospital, 52 years

Wanda C. Maloney, Falmouth Hospital, 51 years

Stewart Holbrook, Cape Cod Hospital, 50 years

Lydia D. Williams, Falmouth Hospital, 49 years

Suzanne Malenfant, Cape Cod Hospital, 49 years

Elaine B. Plaice, Cape Cod Hospital, 48 years

Cynthia G. Long, Cape Cod Hospital, 48 years

Carol McDonald, Cape Cod Hospital, 48 years

Kathleen Mahoney, Cape Cod Hospital, 47 years

Maureen F. Bafaro, Cape Cod Hospital, 47 years

Carol Souza, Cape Cod Hospital, 47 years

Deborah V. Mendosa, Cape Cod Hospital, 47 years

Joanne H. Boyne, Cape Cod Hospital, 47 years

Dianne Beasley, Cape Cod Hospital, 47 years

Diane A. Waskiewicz, Cape Cod Hospital, 46 years

Jennifer M. Kuntz, Cape Cod Hospital, 46 years

Marion M. Spang, Cape Cod Hospital, 46 years

Elizabeth A. Todd, Cape Cod Hospital, 46 years

Deborah J. Geiler, Cape Cod Hospital, 46 years

Delia Mansbach, Cape Cod Hospital, 46 years

Eileen M. McQuillan, Cape Cod Hospital, 45 years

Judith C. Quinn, HCI, 45 years

Roberta J. Oberlander, Cape Cod Hospital, 45 years

Sharon E. Polesky, Cape Cod Hospital, 45 years

Cynthia Limberakis, Falmouth Hospital, 45 years

Cheryl B. Canning, Cape Cod Hospital, 45 years

Erica S. Nelson, Falmouth Hospital, 45 years

Carmelita M. Dinwiddie, Cape Cod Hospital, 44 years

Muriel P. Mullin, Falmouth Hospital, 44 years

Mary Renzi, Cape Cod Hospital, 43 years

Denise Garrett, Cape Cod Hospital, 43 years

Laurie J. Fellows, Cape Cod Hospital, 43 years

Nancy E. Smith, Cape Cod Hospital, 43 years

Susan E. Crowell, Cape Cod Hospital, 43 years

Stacey D. Pizzuti, Cape Cod Hospital, 43 years

David J. Smith, HMS, 43 years

Kathleen J. Field, Cape Cod Hospital, 43 years

Theresa Almeida, Cape Cod Hospital, 43 years

Valerie A. Alberti, Cape Cod Hospital, 43 years

Bonne Bete, Cape Cod Hospital, 43 years

Jeanette T. Rivers, Cape Cod Hospital, 43 years

Rosemary Plummer, Falmouth Hospital, 43 years

James K. Rocha, Cape Cod Hospital, 43 years

Melinda L. Wilson-Silva, Cape Cod Hospital, 43 years

Antoinette P. Fulton, Falmouth Hospital, 42 years

Janet L. Quirk, Cape Cod Hospital, 42 years

Lisa Hendricks, Cape Cod Hospital, 42 years

Lynne Scannevin, Cape Cod Hospital, 42 years

Kathleen Quinn-Kortis, Cape Cod Hospital, 42 years

Gerard P. Miglino, Falmouth Hospital, 42 years

Joyce Schmidt, Cape Cod Hospital, 42 years

Helen M. Gaylord, Cape Cod Hospital, 42 years

Lori J. Sylvia, Cape Cod Hospital, 42 years

Cheryl A. Lacey, Cape Cod Hospital, 42 years

Agnes Panton, Cape Cod Hospital, 42 years

Catherine E. Conant, Cape Cod Hospital, 42 years

Marie Wells, Cape Cod Hospital, 42 years

Donna Hart, Cape Cod Hospital, 42 years

Pamela J. Rezendes, Cape Cod Hospital, 42 years

Paul J. Pina, Cape Cod Hospital, 41 years

Lisa Runci, Cape Cod Hospital, 41 years

Cathleen Lovett, Cape Cod Hospital, 41 years

Valerie J. Sanders, Cape Cod Hospital, 41 years

Marilyn H. Joyce, Cape Cod Hospital, 41 years

Marie-Louise R. Johnson, Cape Cod Hospital, 41 years

Barbara Wood-O'Brien, Cape Cod Hospital, 41 years

Julie Ceku, Falmouth Hospital, 41 years

Carol A. Lambias, Cape Cod Hospital, 41 years

Noreen Rivers, Cape Cod Hospital, 41 years

Robert H. Barry Jr, Cape Cod Hospital, 41 years

Thomas A. Celata, Cape Cod Hospital, 41 years

Lynn Scotti, Cape Cod Hospital, 40 years

Dawn L. Barry, Cape Cod Hospital, 40 years

Mary Bassick, Falmouth Hospital, 40 years

Richard W. Panton, Cape Cod Hospital, 40 years

Martha W. Roy, Falmouth Hospital, 40 years

Ethel Cusolito, Falmouth Hospital, 40 years

Gary L. Reber, Cape Cod Hospital, 40 years

Brenda J. Hathaway, Cape Cod Hospital, 40 years

Cindy T. Eldredge, Cape Cod Hospital, 40 years

Paula Brophy, Falmouth Hospital, 40 years

Helen Neto, MAC, 40 years

Richard A. Field, Cape Cod Hospital, 40 years

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