Shannon Giger

Emergency Medicine Administrator, UAMS

HOME: Little Rock

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Sonny Williams’ Steak Room

FAVORITE MOVIE: Crash

Shannon Giger has served in the health field for nearly two decades, first at the American Red Cross and for the past 15 years at UAMS. Outside of work, she and her husband, Steve, have a 10-year-old son. Giger has an immense amount of admiration for her father, David Hughen, who has grown a very successful business from the ground up and has kept working well into his 70s despite the physical challenges that cause him chronic pain each day.

Shannon Giger

Emergency Medicine Administrator, UAMS

HOME: Little Rock

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Sonny Williams’ Steak Room

FAVORITE MOVIE: Crash

Shannon Giger has served in the health field for nearly two decades, first at the American Red Cross and for the past 15 years at UAMS. Outside of work, she and her husband, Steve, have a 10-year-old son. Giger has an immense amount of admiration for her father, David Hughen, who has grown a very successful business from the ground up and has kept working well into his 70s despite the physical challenges that cause him chronic pain each day.

FIRST BIG BREAK:

Being hired into my current role more than three years ago. I am still very appreciative, blessed and humbled that Dr. Tony Seupaul took a chance on me and gave me this opportunity in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

ATTRACTION TO CAREER:

My mother worked as a controller for years in different hospital and behavioral health settings, and I always admired her. Unfortunately, I lost my mom to her addiction which inspired me to give back in some way in this field.

BEST PART OF YOUR DAY:

Mornings. I am an early bird and start my mornings with a daily devotional, prayer, an hour of physical wellness that is usually combined with a podcast, Netflix show or some favorite music.

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT:

I’m most proud of my son, but, to be honest, I feel incredibly lucky for him. I just do my best to be a good role model and disciple to him. I am also grateful for all the opportunities I have had in my career.

LESSONS LEARNED DURING THE PANDEMIC:

Working alongside UAMS Emergency Medicine doctors and nurses, I have learned that masks are useful, community is essential, vaccines are important, telehealth rapidly developed, wellness is needed, we need to take mental health seriously, and don’t take one day for granted.

FIRST BIG BREAK:

Being hired into my current role more than three years ago. I am still very appreciative, blessed and humbled that Dr. Tony Seupaul took a chance on me and gave me this opportunity in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

ATTRACTION TO CAREER:

My mother worked as a controller for years in different hospital and behavioral health settings, and I always admired her. Unfortunately, I lost my mom to her addiction which inspired me to give back in some way in this field.

BEST PART OF YOUR DAY:

Mornings. I am an early bird and start my mornings with a daily devotional, prayer, an hour of physical wellness that is usually combined with a podcast, Netflix show or some favorite music.

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT:

I’m most proud of my son, but, to be honest, I feel incredibly lucky for him. I just do my best to be a good role model and disciple to him. I am also grateful for all the opportunities I have had in my career.

LESSONS LEARNED DURING THE PANDEMIC:

Working alongside UAMS Emergency Medicine doctors and nurses, I have learned that masks are useful, community is essential, vaccines are important, telehealth rapidly developed, wellness is needed, we need to take mental health seriously, and don’t take one day for granted.

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