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Employee Spotlight: Mary Beth Schlieder

"Employee Spotlight" is a bi-weekly feature for staff and the community to get the know the individuals that make Wentworth-Douglass Hospital a comfortable place for patients, and a great place to work for employees. This week we shine the spotlight on: Mary Beth Schlieder.




  1. What is your official job title?



  1. How long have you worked here?

21 years


  1. Please describe your typical day and responsibilities.

I work with many “amazings” on 3 West (medical /telemetry floor). Together we connect with patients and one another, and journey alongside through illness. We care for patients with cardiac and respiratory illness. They are chronically ill and we see them like relatives from time to time. We are eager to achieve the patient’s wellness, but lovingly prepare and nurture delicately, those who’s journey must end. 


  1. Why did you choose to come to WDH?

Never thought of anywhere else, I was born here, this is my hospital!


  1. What do you enjoy most about working here?

Camaraderie, inclusion.


  1. How would you describe your work experience at WDH?



  1. What would you say to someone who is considering applying to work here?

“You’ve got to want it; we are in it to win it!”


  1. What is your favorite part of your job?

Never knowing what’s coming next and trusting we can do it.


Bonus Questions


  1. What did you want to be when you grew up?

A veterinarian.


  1. If you could have a meal with three famous people (living or dead), who would they be?

David Ortiz, Mister Rogers, and Audrey Hepburn.


  1. What would your perfect day be like?

An imperfect day! Perfect is not fun or productive.


  1. Where did you grow up?

Durham, NH.


  1. Can you play any musical instruments?



  1. What is your proudest moment?

Becoming a mom.


  1. Who is your hero?

My mom.


  1. If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?

Cure cancer

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