When I think of the term “going the distance,” I think of our team at RBS. Every day, our employees strive to go above and beyond our clients’ expectations to provide exceptional service.
Perhaps the employee who goes the distance in the most literal sense is John Ramsay. John celebrates his fifth anniversary with our company next month, and has recently been promoted to Site Manager. John will be managing the billing for one of our newest clients, Newport Coast Radiation Oncology, along with his current responsibilities serving our very first client in Valparaiso, IN.
If you’ve ever met John, you were undoubtedly impressed with his calm demeanor and his quick wit. What you may not know about him is that he is a SERIOUS runner. His most recent adventure was to run the “Rim to Rim to Rim” – a double crossing of the Grand Canyon, from one side to the other and back.
Depending on which trail you choose, this is about a 46 mile roundtrip run over rocky terrain. The weather at the top can vary wildly from the weather at the bottom. You have to deal with extreme altitude changes (from 7000 feet at the south rim, to 2600 feet at the bottom, to 8000 feet at the north rim). There are snakes.
John wins plenty of races, but this was not a race – as he puts it, this was “a chance to really see the Grand Canyon, to really get down into it and feel just how vast it really is.” He and his friends finished the run in 16 hours and 34 minutes.
To finish a run like that requires perseverance. To even train for it, one has to be willing to hang in there even when things get difficult, and stay focused on the long-term goal. It takes tenacity, dedication, and endurance.
While not everyone at RBS is a runner (although many are!), everyone on our team shares the same kind of devotion and resolve. We take pride in going the distance for our clients every day.
By the way, John is a regular at the 5K Run for the Future to Benefit the Radiation Oncology Institute. Learn more about it at www.ROI5K.com.