A Dynamic Duo

Brad & Megan Groh

This year, the selflessness, hard work and dedication of nurses everywhere is recognized more than ever. Brad and Megan Groh are nurses at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH) who exemplify the remarkable nature of caregivers.

The couple met at AGCH in 2006 when Megan was an Emergency Department (ED) Technician and Brad joined the ED staff as a nurse. Brad is now a House Supervisor and works the nightshift in Incident Command, while Megan is an RN in the ED. They are happily married with two children: six-year-old Merrick and four-year-old Hadley.

Brad and Megan love working in a capacity that allows them to advocate for those who feel vulnerable or afraid. They enjoy the feeling of community and friendship at AGCH, and they appreciate that their colleagues truly care about one another. Working in the same capacity has given them the unique opportunity to lean on each other – each understanding the complexity of the work and the dynamics of the hospital. Brad said, “Megan and I fell in love with the community and each other while working at AGCH, and we wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

Providing comfort for patients has always been a core component of nursing. Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, balancing patient advocacy with new policies and guidelines presents an additional challenge. However, working on the frontline during the pandemic has only strengthened the Grohs’ commitment to caring for the community. “I’ve never been more proud of my profession than I am now,” said Brad.

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation is grateful for the care team at AGCH that provides outstanding care for the community. Those who would like to support the selfless caregivers at AGCH can contribute to the Emergency Support Fund.