Indigent patients, ranging from children to seniors, seek help at Good Shepherd. Whether it’s a bout of bronchitis or more serious complications from diabetes, Maciolek lends both a hand and an ear to those in need. Jane Stuckey, the director of Good Shepherd Clinic, describes Maciolek’s work as “tireless,” not only noting her compassionate care, but also her ability to help find financial and supply resources to keep the clinic active.
Giving back continues to be a personal mission for Maciolek. Years ago while applying for nursing school, she and her children were involved in a severe car accident. Being confined to a hospital bed herself while her seriously injured son received treatment brought a feeling of helplessness to Maciolek. Witnessing the selfless care nurses gave her and her son, including one nurse coming in on her day off to check on Maciolek, inspired her to give back.