Ambrosia Redmon

 

Ambrosia Redmon:
You Are My Second Family

Who among us remembers the third-floor dining room, where Tower residents enjoyed lunch and dinner before Taylor’s? Ambrosia Redmon does – it’s where she began her career at Saint John’s 22 years ago waiting tables. For the next two decades, Ambrosia assumed progressively more responsible positions in Dining, moving first to a prep cook position in the production kitchen. When The Bistro opened in 2011, she popped upstairs to cook and became reacquainted with residents, a connection she had missed being behind the scenes.

Never a stranger to hard work, Ambrosia could always be counted on to work long hours, weekends, pick up shifts and train new team members. She enjoyed her work but yearned for something new and different, more stable hours and perhaps less time on her feet. She first completed an associate degree in medical billing and coding but was unable to find a suitable position in the field. In 2020, she received a second associate degree, this time in Medical Office Administration from Bryant and Stratton College.

Sadly, following her dream would mean leaving Saint John’s. Unable to sever the ties and wishing to continue to support her team, Ambrosia continued to work weekends in The Bistro while also holding down a full-time position, first at Aurora and then at Ascension, all along waiting for the opportunity to return to Saint John’s using her new skills.

When a retirement created an opening in October 2021, Ambrosia was quick to apply. As Health Services Coordinator, Ambrosia supports the clinical team across the continuum ensuring medical records are properly maintained and arranging for care neighborhood residents’ physicians appointments.

Ambrosia and her significant other Carl are rehabbing a home they hope to flip someday. Ambrosia has two daughters. Seraiah is a freshman at UW-Whitewater studying biology on a track to pre-med and Nyla is a junior at Divine Savior Holy Angels. Ambrosia would like to travel more – Paris is on her bucket list. For now, she’s content to work at just one job in a place she thinks of as home.