Name: William Salisbury

Nickname is Bill

Tell us about yourself?

About your job: Storeroom Clerk

I work with the Emergency Room to make sure they are stocked with product needed especially PPE equipment needed during the pandemic. I usually work Monday through Friday, but have also been coming in on Sunday’s to fill their stock room with additional needed during this period.

I have been employed at the Washington Hospital for 24 years. I have worked in Materials Management for the past 11 years. Previously, I worked in Transport and in Nutritional Services.

Education: I am a 1993 graduate of California Area High School

Hobbies outside of work: I enjoy collecting autographs, going to sporting events especially Steeler games, and concerts, but most of all I enjoy watching my children play their sports.

Family, pets, etc? I have been married to my beautiful wife, Rebecca, for almost 20 years. We have two children, Elijah who is 10 and Madison who is six going on 16. We have two pets, a boxer named Bella and a guinea pig named Brownie. We make our home in Bentleyville, PA.

What was your first job?

My first job when I was in high school was working at Interstate Supply Paper Company in Roscoe, PA doing odd jobs as needed.

What was the last thing you were really excited about?

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, helping my children with home schooling needs was very difficult at times and I can truly say I was excited when school finished last spring and we no longer had to home school. This fall, and so far this winter, my children have been able to attend school five days a week.

What is your favorite snack?

My favorite snack, absolutely without a doubt, is Ice Cream. And it unfortunately is also my children’s favorite snack so it is not always readily available at our house.

What would be your ideal vacation, after we are back to “normal”?

My ideal vacation at this time would be a quick weekend trip to the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA. We went there a few years ago and plan to go there again, but have been unable to attend.

What’s one of your best “my co-workers are awesome” story?

The first weekend in March after the governor closed everything down, the hospital purchased a truckload of PPE supplies. Then on a Sunday afternoon, my boss sent out a text message asking if anyone would be willing to come in for a few hours to help unload the truck. Everyone in the department showed up on their day off to help out. And that’s how it’s been every day since in the Materials Management Department. Everyone has helped out above and beyond in every way possible.

What do you want people to know about the COVID-19 pandemic?

It is something that hit us very quick and very hard and it is taking us time to adapt to it. With the vaccines coming out and everyone during their part, hopefully the worst is behind us and we will all be able to get back to normal life sooner rather than later.