Employee Spotlight: Hattie Messick





An Eastern Shore native, Hattie Messick left the Eastern Shore after high school to attend college in Indiana. Afterwards, she lived in Washington, DC, New York City and Chicago.

Hattie worked as a vet tech at ahospital outside of Chicago. An Eastern Shore native, Hattie returned to her roots in 1996 when she moved back home.

Invested in the community, Hattie served as councilwoman for the Federalsburg Town Council and was on crew for ambulance calls as a certified EMT until 2013. She is still a member of the Federalsburg Volunteer Fire Dept.

Hattie worked at the Humane Society as an animal control officer and as the director of the Humane Society of Caroline County. She also had the opportunity to train bomb and drug dogs for a private kennel that imported dogs for police officers and arson investigators.

Hattie first became involved in the urgent care business while working at Allen’s Foods. She was an EMT in the medical department. While there she sent her injured workers to Your Doc’s In (YDI). When Allen’s was sold to Amick Farms, Dr. Gianelle (who now owns YDI) became the medical director.

Hattie left Amick Farms to become manager of YDI’s Easton location in 2011. She briefly left to work as a clinical coordinator at Anne Arundel Hospital Systems but is happy to be back with the YDI family. Hattie is now the urgent care’s director of operations.

Hattie can relate to Dr. Gianelle’s commitment to his patients and his desire to serve the community. His high standards are contagious – he makes those around him want to work harder. Professional and compassionate, Hattie treats every patient like they are part of the YDI family.

She is the proud mother of three and grandmother of five (with another grandson on the way). When she’s not at one of the six YDI locations, Hattie can be found spending time with family and three dogs.