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Nursing Spotlight: Meet Naomi Aghedo

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Naomi Aghedo, Thompson Center

What’s your name?
Naomi Aghedo

Where did you grow up?
Columbia, Mo.

What is your position at the Thompson Center?
I’m a Senior LPN – nurse.

How long have you worked at the Thompson Center?
I’ve been at the Thompson Center for 14 years.

What is your role at the Thompson Center?
I take vitals, refill medications, order supplies for families and other nursing duties.

What got you interested in autism?
My mother used to work at Woodhaven and I was intrigued by the kids there – and then I worked in the Pediatric Specialty Clinic and I really enjoyed working with children with special needs.

What is your favorite thing about working at the Thompson Center?
The people – our families and staff.