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St. Claire HealthCare Celebrates the Retirement of Mary Caric, APRN

St. Claire HealthCare Celebrates the Retirement of Mary Caric, APRN

“I grew to love the Morehead area after a few visits and knew I wanted to build my career here,” reminisced Mary Caric, APRN, St. Claire HealthCare (SCH) Primary Care Provider, as she spoke about her career journey throughout the years. She has cared for patients throughout the region since 1982 and is now excited to being a new journey … retirement.

Caric’s passion for caring for others stemmed from family members who also pursued careers in the health field.

“My mother and sister-in-law were both RNs and my uncle was a doctor. Their medical backgrounds really intrigued me and pushed me to pursue the career path I’ve been on,” said Caric.

A native of New York, Caric traveled to New Hampshire to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Saint Anselm College. Later in life, she earned her master's degree from the University of Kentucky in 1989, becoming an advanced practice provider at the age of 55.

When she made the move to the Morehead area, Caric worked briefly as a med-surg nurse on 3-Center at St. Claire Regional Medical Center before accepting a position with the local health department. Through this position, she traveled throughout the region to care for patients and gained experience in well-visits, immunizations, and other primary care focuses. Her career came full circle when the experience she gained over the years led her back to SCH working in the float pool traveling to all of the SCH primary care clinics.

“My career at the health department was a great stepping stone that led me to where I am today,” said Caric. “It’s funny to look back on the many full circle moments I’ve had throughout my career.”

Caric is starting her retirement journey after settling down and serving as a provider at the SCH primary care Morehead, North location for the last two years.

“Throughout my career, I have strived to build close relationships and confidence between me and my patients. One-on-one patient care is quite unique and special, in my opinion,” said Caric. “I’ve worked to bring that extra level of care to my patients over the years.”

Caric plans to spend her days of retirement resting and enjoying the things she loves to do. She has made a difference in many of her patients’ lives and admits that they will remain heavy on her mind, even beyond her days of practice.

Join us as we wish Mary Caric a happy and enjoyable retirement!