March Reid Health Ambassador is a ‘people guy’

March 2nd, 2018

Though he logs about 100,000 steps a week on the job, the March Reid Health Ambassador was quite surprised to step into the limelight for the recognition.

David Blevins

David Blevins

David Blevins, who works as a locksmith in the Engineering Department, admits he’s a “people guy” who just tries to help whenever he can. Nominators said Blevins “will drop what he is doing to help someone in need,” including “going out of his way to get a wheelchair for a patient or visitors and take them where they need to go.”

Another nominator noted he is a “very approachable guy and always more than willing to help others.”

Blevins is a native of Hagerstown, where he still lives. He has been on the Reid Health team about a year and a half, and has a background working as a machinist and also doing professional landscaping. He is also half of the “Blevins Brothers” country music team, noting that he and twin brother Darrin toured regularly for about ten years and still perform occasionally at events.

“We used to have 200 plus shows a year,” he said. Blevins’ wife of 21 years, Amber, works in the cath lab and has been on the Reid team for almost 18 years. They have a 13-year-old son, Lane. When he’s not repairing or checking doors and security locks at Reid, Blevins prefers to be outside doing things he loves – fishing, hunting and golf.

Not only does he help patients with wheelchairs, his job also involves making sure the chairs are in good working order. He regularly checks and services locks and doors on Reid Health’s main campus and satellite locations, which is how he often crosses paths with patients and visitors and logs thousands of steps each week.

“I love my coworkers,” Blevins said. “Everybody has been great to me here at Reid.”