We are very excited to highlight one of our most valuable assets, our employees! Each month, get to know the HPC team in a fun, new way.
Name: Rachel Acuna, RN
Title: Vaccine Outreach Nurse
Primary work location: Olathe
How long have you worked at HPC?
I started at HPC in March of 2022.
How did you get into your field of work?
I got into my field because I finally listened to my mother! She saw the caregiver in me before I figured it out.
Do you speak any other languages? If yes, which ones?
I speak and understand enough Spanish to get by around my husband’s family.
Do you have a favorite quote? If yes, what is it?
“My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet.” -Edith Wharton
Values that are important to me are kindness, knowledge and empathy.
What is something about you that would surprise people?
I worked as a roofer one summer during college. That’s 10 times harder than being a nurse!
What is on your “bucket” list?
I want to have a home on the coast in the Brittany region of France where I can spend time after I retire.
What is your favorite food?
I grew up in Tucson, Ariz. eating Sonoran-style Mexican food. It’s THE BEST!
What is your favorite movie?
“The Sound of Music”—I even named one of my dogs Julie Andrews!
What is your favorite hobby?
I love baking and reading. British mysteries are my favorite.
Are you an animal lover? If yes, how many pets do you have and what kind are they?
Absolutely! I grew up with dogs and got my first of eight Dachshunds in 1995. My husband and I currently have four Dachshunds, three of which are rescues.