Lookin' at U - Lisa Stillahn

May 09, 2013

Image with caption: Lisa Stillahn

Lisa Stillahn

Each Thursday, we randomly feature a medical center employee. This week, we learn about Lisa Stillahn, an administrative assistant in the radiology department.

  • Name: Lisa Stillahn
  • Hometown: Omaha
  • No. of years at UNMC: 26

Tell us a bit about what you do here at UNMC.
I am an administrative assistant to Craig Walker, M.D., professor and chairman of radiology. One of my main tasks is to create a weekly radiology schedule -- and keeping track of 30 radiologists can be a little tricky at times. I enjoy the challenge and variety of my job and work with a wonderful group of people in my office as well as across campus. Being on campus more than 30 years, I started working part-time in the mailroom during my senior year of high school, I have been able to meet some wonderful people and glad to call a few my friends.

Working together is one of UNMC's brand values. Tell us of a time you witnessed a group working together to promote excellence at UNMC.
Last month, I was asked to work on a project with a short deadline. Everyone in my office assisted. I couldn't have completed this project for Dr. Walker without their help. Excellence at UNMC is all around us, from the parking valet, to the receptionists, nurses, technologists and doctors in the clinics and hospital wards. We are all here to serve Nebraska and I am proud to be part of UNMC!

What is your favorite spring activity?
I enjoy working in the yard, taking my dogs for walks, and riding my horse, Diamond!

List three things people may not know about you.

  • For the past 5 years, I have been a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH)-certified therapeutic horseback riding instructor for Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (HETRA).
  • I am the proud owner of Diamond, a 12-year-old registered American Quarter Horse who is also a therapy horse at HETRA.
  • My husband, George, and I take our golden retriever, Brandi, to area nursing homes and hospitals including The Nebraska Medical Center for pet therapy.

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Tina Hunter
May 09, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Woo hoo! Way to go Lisa! It's been great working with you over the years my fellow radiology co-worker & friend.

Cindy Skarda
May 09, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Great story Lisa! Cindy

Lucy Muinov
May 09, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Way to go, Lisa! We are all proud of you! Thanks for all your hard work and support! Lucy Muinov, MD, UNMC Radiology

Selaba Travis
May 09, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Wonderful recognition for a person who is always so friendly and easy to work with.

Thomas Caffrey
May 09, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Twenty years ago, I remember how awesome you were in Oncology- truly vital to the mission. Lisa, your star shines brightly throughout this campus and our community. Thank you and keep up the great work!!

Darwin Brown
May 09, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Lisa is another fine example of the wonderful, hard-working, dedicated individuals who exemplify the Excellence that UNMC has to offer, in both her professional and personal life. I am lucky to know her! Darwin Brown