When I was little, I got really sick all of a sudden. By the time we got to the hospital I was half-paralyzed, and they admitted me right away for Lyme disease that had spread to my nervous system. I was hospitalized for three months.
Now I’m back in a hospital environment, but not as a patient—I work here. I applied to work at Coor at Nya Karolinska Solna, because I wanted a job that makes a difference. Maybe it’s not a big deal to some people, but to me it’s important. Once I got here, I was attracted by the technology and the visions—the hospital actually has a 40-year plan. We have a long period of development ahead of us.
I work with logistics at the hospital, which means that I take care of the robots that do all the transportation. The hospital is 340,000 square meters, and a cart weighs 115 kg. Soon we’ll be able to manage 1,600 transports a day here—we could never do that without robots.
When people hear that I work with robots, they always ask if I’m an engineer. But I knew nothing about robots before I started working here. I learned it all on the job. That’s how it is at Coor. It doesn’t matter who you are or what your background is, as long as you have something to offer today. If you have something to offer, you have a place in the company, and you get to grow with the job. You have all sorts of opportunities.
All of us who work at Coor have a special energy we want to spread; we’re very positive people. There’s something about the hospital environment—even if you’re having a bad day, you know there are patients who have worse problems, and thinking about that makes me feel more humble. Being here makes me a better person.