Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s Samuel Garcia with the Baylor Transition Medicine Clinic.
Do you know of a Baylor staff member who exemplifies our values of Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Teamwork and Excellence (RIITE)? Nominate him or her to be featured in Spotlight by emailing Dana Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name: Samuel Garcia
Title: Senior Medical Social Worker
Department: Baylor Transition Medicine Clinic
How long have you been at BCM? Three-plus years
What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? I enjoy being able to serve as a social worker who can assist with resources and services in the community to young adults transitioning from pediatric care to adult medicine providers.
Where were you born? Houston, Texas
What is your favorite kind of food? Mexican or Italian food would be my preference
What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? The Spanish Flower off of N. Main or El Tiempo off of Washington Avenue
What’s on your music playlist? Dance music, e.g. the Wobble or line dancing with a mix of country, pop, 80s and easy listening.
What is your dream vacation? Italy or a tropical beach
What is your favorite TV show? Any shows that are produced by Tyler Perry
Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that … I have a background in martial arts.
What are some of your personal hobbies? I enjoy creating, decorating and designing for party events. I also enjoy getting home decorating ideas from TV shows.
Last book you read? “The Next Place,” a book for grief and losses
Last movie you saw? Tyler Perry’s “Dairy of a Mad Black Women”
Any kids? Pets? I consider all our patients with special needs and physical/mental disabilities my kiddos. My last pet was named “Mylo” short for My Love. May he rest in peace.
Favorite BCM/Medical Center hangout? Rice University jogging trail would be considered my favorite hangout for exercise and self-care