Thanks to Our Colleagues for a Successful National Health Care Week at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

Thanks to all our colleagues who participated in the numerous activities for this year’s National Health Care Week, “The Healing Heart of Health Care,” to make it a success!

Some highlights from 2017 include:

  • To care for our healing hearts, colleagues recorded more than ONE MILLION steps as they walked around their campuses, hitting our goal of one million steps!!
  • Sixteen baskets were assembled by various departments and units to be silently auctioned off. Dozens of colleagues bid on these baskets, which raised more than $1,800 for Saint Mary’s Foundation.
  • Colleagues across the campus had their hands blessed by our chaplains, and the community health centers had their hands blessed by Sr. Rosita Schiller, RSM.
  • Managers and directors distributed a pair of movie tickets and a refillable water bottle to each colleague, thanking them for their contributions to health care.
  • More than 150 colleagues attended the Dedication and Blessing of the new sculpture in the Main Hospital Lobby. Read story here.
  • Colleagues received a special blessing, found here:
  • Each day, a special reflection was shared with colleagues that focused on how colleagues live the mission.
  • Colleagues were invited to share how they lived the core values of our organization. Here is an excerpt of colleague Marilyn Bolden’s submission: “Core value: COMMITMENT TO THOSE WHO ARE POOR – On a daily basis, we encounter individuals from every walk of life. When we do there is always an opportunity to serve, whether it be a silent prayer or a kind and encouraging word. So many people are hurting and discouraged; some self-inflicted, some not; it doesn’t matter. We don’t always need to know the reasons why a person is suffering. One of our purposes on this earth is to serve, all the while giving God the glory, for it is not about us, it is about Him.”

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