The Vital Role of Administrative Manager Rebecca Sitton at Bethany Children’s
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Hospitals like Bethany Children’s Health Center are complex organizations with many layers of support. While patient-facing staff are often in the spotlight, there are essential roles being played by dedicated employees like Administrative Manager Rebecca Sitton.
Born and raised in Bethany, Oklahoma, Rebecca wanted to become a rock star during her younger years. In some ways, that dream has come true as she applies her many skills and talents to her role at Bethany Children’s. Rebecca leads and mentors a team of administrative assistants at the Hospital. She oversees the management of over 100 credentialed medical staff, actively participates in medical staff peer reviews, and coordinates the Medical Executive Committee. Additionally, she offers executive support to Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Johnson.
“We make a wonderful team, and it has been a great partnership these last five years,” Rebecca shares. “I am inspired daily by (Dr. Johnson’s) leadership.”
When Rebecca started at Bethany Children’s in 2018, she was the only assistant supporting the entire medical staff team. She now has an administrative team of four who support 11 departments under medical services. Part of Rebecca’s role is strategically placing her team members so they can provide support to all areas needed.
“To see the amount of growth over the years has been incredible. I am so thankful for my team. It takes a village!” she says.
The team approach inspires Rebecca, much like the lyrics from a song by one of her favorite bands, MXPX: “If we help each other out along the way, then maybe everything will be okay.”
Rebecca admits that being an administrative manager, executive assistant or administrative assistant requires superpowers.
“We must think five steps ahead, anticipate scenarios from A-Z and always be prepared,” she reveals, “These things take a lot of focus, planning and attention to detail that others may not think of or even realize they need. Assistants are often the ‘behind the scenes’ ninjas that make the presentation run smoothy, organize and plan all the details, make sure meetings stay on track, keep important department functions running and, let’s face it, make the world go round!”
Even though Rebecca does not have direct clinical impact, knowing that she is supporting those that are providing the best possible care for patients is deeply fulfilling.
She says, “Every single person here at Bethany Children’s provides for the patients, whether it be directly or indirectly. Knowing that I am a part of that is truly rewarding.”
Something people might not know: “I am obsessed with dachshunds! I have a mini long-hair dapple named Frankie.”
A recent accomplishment you’re proud of: “I was recently one of the first recipients of the Mattie Core Value Award. What an honor!”
Three words your best friend would use to describe you: Dependable, accommodating and a good listener.
Favorite ways to spend free time: “I love to spend time with my son and boyfriend. I am a big foodie, and I am always hitting up new restaurants around OKC.”
Favorite Sports/Teams: “I am a bit biased here, but my son plays for the OU Esports team, so I have to go with them! In high school he won a national title in Halo. Proud mom!”
Best recent read: “My team and I did a book club recently and read The Leader Assistant by Jeremy Burrows – a great resource for all assistants.”
From the Bucket List: To obtain a master’s degree and travel the world.