Memorial is celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month by spotlighting members of our team who are committed to improving the health and wellness of our community. We hope you enjoy learning about them!
Xuyen has been a Memorial team member for more than 10 years. She is an Applications Analyst for our Information Systems Department. Daily, she supports Memorial’s staff, customers, patients, and providers with technical application issues.
Her nominator shared the following: “Xuyen is a great team member and friend. She has so much knowledge and talents and uses them to support many applications for Memorial. She does so much for her parents and her immediate family. She’s a wonder. Xuyen tries to make time to help anyone who might need her expertise. She never backs down from a challenge and works hard to find a solution to any issue or ‘puzzle’ she might have. She also knows when to surrender and call for help. Xuyen, to me, is a woman who carries a lot of weight on her shoulders with grace and dignity. Between her family and work, she seems to balance it all very well.”
Striving for success
Xuyen shares, “My heritage shaped me to strive. Knowing the struggles and the journey my grandparents and parents have gone through to migrate to a foreign country makes me appreciate them. I am able to strive through them.”
One tradition Xuyen and her family enjoy celebrating is Lunar New Year, also known as Tết. She shares, “It is as important to the elders as it is to me. Tết is a time of traditions, cultures, and family gathering. It’s a time of celebration where we join for great foods, gifts, lucky red envelopes, well wishes, karaoke, traditional games, firecrackers, and lion dances.”
Shining a light on her heritage
“This month reminds me of my history and background,” Xuyen shares when asked what AAPI Heritage Month means to her. She continues, “As a first-generation American [in my family], I am able to experience the best of both Vietnamese and American worlds.”
“Never let the world define you as less than great.” – Bill Parcells
Thank you for the hard work and dedication you provide to our patients and community, Xuyen!