March marks the time of year we change our clocks, start to see spring flowers and have longer sunlit days. It is also Women’s History Month, and at Jackson Medical Supply we take time to celebrate women’s contributions to our community, culture and history. In honor this month, we’d like to do our first Meet the Staff by spotlighting one of the company founders, Wendy Jackson.
Meet the Staff –
Name: Wendy Ann (Wigmore) Jackson, RN
How long have you been with Jackson Medical Supply?
22 years! The idea for JMS was first conceived in 1999, a business brain child created with my husband, Dallas Jackson. We opened our first Jackson Medical Supply location in Downtown Vacaville in October, 2001.
What is your job title and what does it entail?
Staff RN, Owner & CFO. In a nutshell, I pretty much oversee all functions of our stores. Besides the daily workings, I am a certified mastectomy fitter so I do a lot of appoitments for women needing mastectomy products. I also work closely with our ostomy and wound care clients, which is where my RN license really comes in.
What do you like most about working at JMS?
Helping our customers solve a need or problem. Also I love working with my staff, all are long-term employees and we are truly a working family.
What is the best lesson you’ve learned at work?
Knowing the customers that come to JMS are often dealing with a stressful or scary health situation at home. I have learned a new level of patience and understanding with all customers (and people) as you really do not know what is going on with them personally, under the surface.
Favorite product you sell?
Recliner/Lift chairs! These chairs often allow a customer to stay in their home because now they can easily get up from a chair. Seeing how happy they are after trying out one of our lift chairs that can bring them comfort once again is very rewarding.
Born & raised in Rochester, New York
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
I love crafting, making greeting cards and scrapbooking. Visiting with my Granddogs.
Favorite local restaurant or coffee shop?
Mary’s Pizza Shack
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
To be able to fly ( so I could get more done in a day!)