Sophie Rydin, a Major Part of HCSS, Dies of Cancer
HCSS lost an important part of our family on July 28 with the passing of Sophie Rydin after a 2-year battle with cancer. Long our VP of HR, Sophie’s fingerprints are on so much of the company and influence many of the things that we repeatedly hear from you as things you enjoy about doing business with HCSS. If you’ve ever been to an HCSS User Group Meeting or to our offices, it is likely you have your own story of meeting Sophie – she was memorable!
In the early days of HCSS, Sophie helped formulate our strategy that creating a great place to work would result in giving service to our customers that would stand out. Her generosity, coaching, and focus on our employees generated a culture where what mattered most was the customer – helping them with whatever they needed help with, whether the problem was our software or something else entirely. So, if you enjoy the support you get from HCSS, you are experiencing a bit of Sophie’s influence and legacy.
Eventually, HCSS was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Texas, a list we have been on for 13 years.
Sophie also influenced many within our company with her tireless work ethic and boundless energy. An avid runner, painter, piano player, teacher, and Occupational Therapist, she was always juggling many responsibilities. That energy has inspired us over the years to take on more ambitious goals than we otherwise would have.
We will miss Sophie tremendously, but honor her legacy with the way we do business. If you have a story to share about Sophie, please email it to us at Sophie.Stories@hcss.com. We would love to include that in a booklet we are creating to share with future HCSS team members.
There will be a Celebration of Life Event for Sophie on the 12-acre HCSS campus (lots of room for social distancing) on Saturday, September 19th from 4 pm to 7 pm with the formal service at 5:30. We will have extensive measures in place related to COVID-19 safety. Anyone is welcome to attend.