Meagher retires at DCHS after 50 years of service

IRON MOUNTAIN – Pat Meagher has decided to retire from her full time responsibilities after working for Dickinson County Healthcare System for 50 years.

Meagher began her career as a Health Unit Coordinator and worked wherever she was needed throughout the hospital. After about a year, she joined the laboratory and learned on the job from Helen Roberts “a very good teacher.”

Meagher took a few courses at NMU, passed her board exam, and became blood bank supervisor. The rest, as they say, is history – 50 years of it.

Meagher will continue to work a few shifts to fill in for people on vacation because she still enjoys it, and it gives her a little extra “shopping” money.

She and husband, Ted, will also travel to warmer climates for 6-7 weeks to get away from the worst of the U.P. winters. But there will be no travel during golf season because Ted lives on the golf course, she said.

Meagher also enjoys reading and gardening and spending time with her daughters and granddaughters in Burnsville, Minn.