Hospital employee returns to old job |

Hospital employee returns to old job

It took Cindy Biskup three months to realize that a career she’d put nearly 10 years into was something she wasn’t ready to give up.

Which meant that her going away party actually became a welcome back party.

Biskup is again the director for Grand Futures Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, a position she resigned from more than three months ago to work as a grant writer for The Memorial Hospital Foundation.

It wasn’t the right fit.

Biskup said she resigned after three months for personal issues, laughingly saying she had a midlife crisis.

“It made me take a hard look at my life and my job,” she said. “I was lucky the job was there to go back to, and I discovered I had a passion for substance abuse prevention.”

Biskup felt she didn’t have the time or energy to dedicate to the job.

The Foundation’s goal is to raise $1 million in three months, starting July 8 and ending with a victory celebration Oct. 16.

TMH Community Relations Director Pam Thompson said Biskup’s resignation came as a surprise but that the foundation would move forward.

“For the Foundation, it was a surprise, but we feel she needs to do what’s important to her,” Thompson said.

There has not been a decision made as to whether the foundation will refill the position, for which Biskup was the first employee. It may be restructured, or a current part-time employee might get additional hours to work on more administrative projects.

“Our hope is to utilize her by increasing her hours,” Thompson said. “This is not going to dampen what we have planned to do.”

Christina M. Currie can be reached at 824-7031 or by e-mail at

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