35 Years: Gary Gaulden
Gary Gaulden knows how to carve out a focused career.
A medical technologist in Pathology-Hematology at St. Paul University Hospital, Mr. Gaulden has been providing clinical services in the same department at the same facility for his entire 35-year career. In fact, the hobbyist woodcarver was working at St. Paul even before graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University.
“I came here because of the training program,” he said. “SFA’s med tech program had an association with St. Paul so I did my one-year clinical rotations here. When I was done, there was an opening and I was hired.”
Mr. Gaulden worked at St. Paul when it was a Roman Catholic medical institution, then a managed operation, and, since 2005, part of UT Southwestern Medical Center. One of his lasting memories is seeing Daughters of Charity every day.
“Nuns were on every floor,” he said. “It was a Catholic-based hospital, and they served as nurses.”
His job includes performing everything from routine hematology tests to specialized coagulation tests, like blood platelet aggregation. The operation has enlarged through UT Southwestern’s Veripath Laboratories membership.
Mr. Gaulden’s family includes his wife, Donna; a son, Jake; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Art; and 3-year-old grandson, AJ. His continued interest in woodcarving started when Jake was in the Boy Scouts.
Employee Recognition 2012
Long-term employees play an invaluable role in the life of UT Southwestern Medical Center. Their faithful, dedicated service has helped the institution become what it is today. In this special edition of Center Times, we showcase some of these employees and their varied interests. Meet the 2012 honorees