The inspiration for a decades-long nursing career came from family.
Alice Lorraine Broadway has been a licensed practical nurse for 36 years, sharing her skills throughout the St. Francis ministry, beginning at St. Francis Medical Center. Her career includes years of service at then-St. Francis Specialty Hospital (now a long-term acute care facility within the medical center), St. Francis KidsMed, and St. Francis Medical Group. Alice now works in the St. Francis Primary Care Clinic – Downtown.
“My cousin, Sherri Manual, an LPN at another St. Francis Primary Care Clinic, inspired me through her work,” Alice says. Her grandmother’s care also inspired Alice’s career path.
“There’s a special place in my heart for the elderly,” Alice says. “My grandmother had to spend some time in a long-term nursing facility. There, I met some people who really took pride in what they did. I hope to be taken care of that way when I’m elderly and may have to depend on others for assistance.”
Alice’s current role at the primary care clinic entails triaging patients and obtaining new information, performing in-office POCT testing when needed, administering medication, dressing changes, calling patients back with test results and/or recommendations, setting up appointments, and following up on those appointments.
Alice lives by the motto “Treat people how you want to be treated.”
She says she finds Black history month fascinating and follows a group on social media posting Black history content, highlighting the accomplishments of African Americans. “For me, every day is Black history,” Alice says.
Her career advice is to do something you love that excites you. “Don’t choose a career on the amount of money that could be made in an occupation. Choose a career that is a representation of your love for God.”