Ron Prater

Feb 10, 2020 / Spotlight

Get to Know our Staff: Ron Prater, Security

What is your role at the hospital? 
I am a security officer and work to provide a safe environment for our patients, families and staff.
 
What led you to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children? How long have you worked here?
After being discharged from the U.S. Marines, I learned about an opportunity to join the security team at the hospital. I've been here for 18 years. 
 
What do you enjoy most about Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children?
I love that I am able to have interactions with people from all over. As a security guard, I am usually the first person a patient or family sees, so I feel kind of like an ambassador.
 
What was your first job? What path did you take to get here?
My first job was in the car prep department for Toyota. I went from college to the Marines (for eight years) and then to the hospital.
 
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Anything with sports - especially football. I also enjoy track & field and fishing.
 
Three words to best describe you:
A big deal.
 
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
I would be either a football or track coach. 
 
What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
When I was in the Marines, I jumped out of airplanes.

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