Honoring Nearly Two Decades of Service

by | Jun 28, 2017 | BHC News, Current BHC Patient News

Valene Retires

Beloved member of BHC family retires after 17 years

Valene ArchibaldA message from Valene Archibald as she retires after nearly two decades of service to the Bateman Horne Center. Sending her love and gratitude to Dr. B and the many patients she came to know and care so deeply for…

Dear Patients and Friends,

As some of you may already know, I recently retired from my position at the clinic. The decision to retire was difficult for me to make since I liked the people I worked with and for and genuinely enjoyed my job. But it seemed like everything fell into place for me to retire at the current time.

I started working for Dr. Bateman in 2000 when she left her primary care practice and started the “Fatigue Consultation Clinic”.  At first I was copying the medical records and calling in prescriptions. I gradually learned everything about the clinic and soon became the jack-of-all trades there. Over the years my job became more challenging and demanding, but I was up for it because I loved learning new things and the patients I had come to know were dear to me.

I have a lot of fun plans for the future. I have many new crafts I want to learn as well as brush up on my current crafts, I hope to learn to play the violin, plan to volunteer at PCMC, learn to arrange flowers, photography, spend more time with family and the list goes on and on. When you are working full time there isn’t time to do these things.

As I reflect on the past 17 years, I am grateful for the many opportunities I had while working for Dr. Bateman. She is truly the most knowledgeable, kind and thoughtful physician I know. Dr. Bateman is always willing to share her knowledge with you to help you become an informed patient and employee.

Thank you to all of you for your kindness and support over the years. It was hard to leave but I am looking forward to this new chapter in my life.



“Valene has been by my side since I first opened the Fatigue Consultation Clinic; she was a part of the team as we transition to the Bateman Horne Center and moved into our new space. We’ve been through a lot together. And so she will share in the advancements we make for patients in the future. Her friendly smile and wit will be missed, but we wish her a glorious retirement.” Dr. Bateman