Name: Scott McIlvaine R.T. (R) (CT)
Do you have a nickname or a shortened version of your name that you go by? I usually just go by Scott, but sometimes “Sherm” (middle name Sherman).
Tell us about yourself?
About your job: Team Leader, CT Department, WHS
How long have you been employed at WHS? 25 years
Was it always in the same department? Started in general Radiology, trained in CT, Interventional Radiology and worked in our RIS/PACS department (Radiology information system) over the years but have 20 years in CT.
Education: I graduated from Bentworth High School in 1987, and graduated from the Washington Hospital school of radiology in 1995.
Hobbies outside of work: I enjoy golfing, bowling, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and biking. I am also the Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 1423 California area Boy Scouts.
Family, pets, etc? I love spending time with my family, shopping, flea markets, biking or hiking….. whatever we are doing we are having fun and laughing. We have a beagle terrier mix named “Jane”….she is spoiled rotten and is in love with me.
What are you grateful for?
I am grateful for having a best friend for my wife and two spectacular children that I am so proud of. Our daughter Megan 19, is a student at IUP majoring in education and our son Bradley 16 is a junior at Charleroi area high school.
What radio station or kind of music do you listen to on your way to work?
I change it up, it usually starts with talk radio but I often switch to 80’s and 90’s hard rock/metal.
What is your favorite restaurant?
Riverhouse in Charleroi is really good, gotta go with a Calzone.
If you could choose one household chore that you would never have to do again, what would it be and why?
I HATE to paint. I would rather clean the toilets all year just so I could get out of painting.
What TV shows are you hooked on?
We watch a lot of movies and TV series from years ago. My son and I are currently hooked on Disney’s “The Mandalorian”.
What do you want people to know about the COVID-19 pandemic and/or about WHS?
I’m very proud to say I am a team member here at WHS. When patients ask me how long I have worked here I want to reply “4 or 5 years” but then realize it’s been 25 years! I must enjoy it. I think what’s unique here at WHS is I’ve never felt like I worked FOR someone or somebody, because we all work TOGETHER.
The COVID pandemic is absolutely real and needs to be taken very serious. Wear a mask when you’re going to be close to someone in public. Social distance. It’s really not that big of a deal. This will go on for a while yet, were in the final stretch, just hang in there. Before 911 we never thought we would have to take our shoes off or have a complete body scan before getting on an airplane but everyone is used to it now. Things will get better and we will adapt. I would like to assure everyone that needs to come to any of our facilities that we have taken every step possible to protect not only our patients but our coworkers and visitors. A friend told me recently that I was a “sitting duck” working in a hospital and having direct contact with patients with COVID. That statement couldn’t be further from the truth, WHS has gone above and beyond expectations for safety regarding COVID.