Changing Lives Together

Employee Spotlight: Chip Warfel

How long have you worked at Sheppard Pratt? 

I’ve worked at Sheppard Pratt since 2005.

What is your job at Sheppard Pratt?

I am the Nurse Manager in the Co-Occurring Disorders Unit at the Baltimore/Washington Campus. I work to empower the people on my staff—mental health workers, nurses, social workers, etc. Communication and trust are critical in my role. It gives me job satisfaction to see my staff using their best professional judgment and decision-making skills to afford the best care for our patients.

What advice do you have for your staff? 

Come to work with a smile and a good attitude. Those are the people who succeed.

What is your biggest source of inspiration? 

I gather most of my inspiration from the hard-working staff who show up day in and day out and take care of those most in need. Healthcare is not an easy field, especially in today’s climate. I am grateful and appreciate my staff’s effort to make things work no matter what situation they find themselves in.

What has been your proudest moment at work?

Every day, I am proud of the effort my staff continues to show. We strive to build and work in a program that provides top-notch care and education to patients with co-occurring disorders. [Co-occurring disorders are any combination of two or more mental health conditions, often including a substance use disorder.]

What do you like to do outside of work?

I like to stay physically active. I’m a 10-time Ironman finisher and continue to stay active with running, cycling, and, most recently, golf. I’m involved with the recovery community and enjoy spending time with my wife and family.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet and why?

Bill Wilson, the author of the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous. It’s an amazing book. He has provided incredible insight and guidance for those in recovery, helping them reshape and rethink the world we live in. 

About Chip Warfel