Are you feeling thankful this week? After the Thanksgiving holiday, I always do. It’s a good time to reflect on all there is to be thankful for — personally and professionally.
There are many things going on at the medical center right now to be thankful for. I am most thankful for the caring and compassionate staff we have throughout the medical center. Each and every one of them exemplifies our values of patient-centered care, respect, integrity, dedication and empathy every day.
We held our eighth DAISY Award ceremony recently. It is rewarding to hear firsthand about the exceptional care our nurses provide. This ceremony honored Kelsey Stumbo, who was nominated by a patient’s family member. She was one of six extraordinary nurses nominated.
The Auxiliary is geared up for a big December. First, they are hosting their Holiday of Lights event and silent auction. It is going on now through December 6. This year, they are hosting a free public open house on Tuesday, December 5, from 5 — 7 p.m. This will be a great opportunity for the public to see the wonderful display of trees, wreaths and decorations in a casual, festive environment. The Auxiliary will also be hosting their annual candy sale on Thursday, December 7, starting at 7 a.m. I am very thankful for all the Auxiliary does for the medical center.
The Foundation’s Greene Backer campaign is now underway. A letter will be in mailboxes soon. All proceeds this year go toward the purchase of a 3D mammography machine, something we’ve had on our wish list for some time. All of us at the medical center are thankful for the generosity of our community during this campaign.
Finally, I’m thankful for the patients we serve. We know there are many choices, and it is always an honor to be your choice. The medical center prides itself in great patient-centered care, and our vision remains the same — Always Here, Always Caring.
Thank you for entrusting us with your care.
Always Here, Always Caring,
Carl Behne, CEO