Jeff Swenson’s path to becoming a diagnostic cardiac sonographer at Northside Hospital Gwinnett was one of transformation and self-discovery. Originally from Long Island, New York, Swenson spent about a decade in sales after graduating from the University of Tampa. However, he soon realized that sales wasn’t his true calling and yearned for a more fulfilling career.
Nearly two decades ago, at the age of 30, he made a bold decision to change careers and pursue a path in the medical field. He went back to school and embarked on a journey that would lead him to his passion: diagnostic imaging of the heart. It would also lead him to meet his wife, Nic. Follow along as Access Atlanta gets a peek into their lives for our Day in the Life feature, and keep reading for details on some of their favorite metro Atlanta spots.
“You really don’t know what you’re going to get into until you actually walk through those doors,” he says. “But one thing is certain — taking care of patients is always at the core of our jobs.”
He finds solace in the fact that everyone at Northside, from nurses to sonographers, doctors to managers, is dedicated to the same mission: providing the best possible care for their patients.
The decision to enter the medical field has been deeply fulfilling for Swenson. He recalls feeling stuck in a rut during his time in sales. The medical field, however, offered him an entirely different sense of purpose and satisfaction. He embraced the opportunity to learn from the ground up and found himself excelling in his studies, graduating top of his class with a 4.0 GPA.
For Swenson, Northside Hospital is more than just a workplace; it’s a place where he can make a difference and be part of a team that continuously strives for greatness. He was welcomed with open arms when he joined the hospital one year ago.
“What keeps me interested in the field is that it’s just ever-changing,” Swenson shares.
As he continues his journey at Northside Hospital, he feels a sense of excitement and purpose in helping build the hospital’s growing cardiology program. He values the emphasis on employee well-being and the commitment to creating a work-life balance. The hospital’s dedication to being at the forefront of medical advancements and providing the best care possible aligns perfectly with Jeff’s passion for constant growth and excellence.
Swenson’s guide to his Atlanta
Favorite way to decompress: AMC Theatre - “We watch movies together. That’s a favorite thing for us to do. It helps us decompress. We just love the entertainment aspect of it.”
Best date night spot: Halcyon - “We love date nights and going out to eat! We are big fans of sitting by the water and enjoying live music. But year-round, we love going to CT Taqueria at Halcyon.” The Swenson’s tried Ocean and Acre this time around and gave it two thumbs up.
Great dessert eatery: Halcyon - “Halcyon has a ton of restaurants, open fields and ice cream shops. People bring their kids and pets, and it’s just nice to walk around and have something to eat.” The Swenson’s made a pit stop at Popbar, it’s family-owned, hand-made and scoop-free!
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