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For this pair, every day is Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day! In honor of this special occasion, we’re running a story about a mother-daughter team here at Children’s. Maria’s daughter Rosalind may be all grown up, but that doesn’t mean Maria isn’t always there for her, especially when the going gets rough…

Mother and daughter team Rosalind Muniz and Maria Pitre Ortiz work together at Children's

As a kid, Rosalind Muniz remembers eagerly waiting for her mom to come home from her job as a scheduling coordinator at Children’s Hospital Boston’s main Operating Room (OR), because young Rosalind found her mother’s stories about quirky coworkers and inspiring patients fascinating.

“When I was young she made Children’s seem so exciting,” says Muniz. “After her stories I’d think to myself, ‘what a cool place to work.’” Then, in 2000, Muniz got the opportunity to see first-hand all the things her mother (Maria Pitre Ortiz) had been talking about when she landed a job in the OR as a front desk assistant. Not surprisingly Muniz took to the job well and it didn’t take long before she was made a schedule coordinator like her mother. The mother-daughter team has worked closely ever since.

“I’ve learned so much for mom over the years, because she knows every aspect of this department so well,” Muniz says. “At the office I try to see her as a co-worker, but every time I have a work question all I have to do is turn my head and my mom’s right there with the answer. In some ways, it’s just like it was when I was a kid.”

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