Thursday, November 27, 2008

Community's Thanksgiving Quilt

This week Community General’s Thanksgiving Quilt shows the appreciation felt by members of the hospital family.

The words on the quilt are simple and direct. They express a personal sense of gratitude for one’s family and specific family members; for one’s co-workers and one’s friends; for life and health and recovery; for work and for the ability to help others.

The Thanksgiving Quilt is in poster-size display cases at Community’s main entrance (across from the first floor information desk) and outside the cafeteria (basement floor). It is also on the splash screen of the hospital's intranet.

Click on the two quilts shown here for easy readability.

I appreciate all who submitted their thoughts to the Thanksgiving Quilt project. My own Thanksgiving thoughts are posted below.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for:

• All who make our patients feel welcome, safe, and respected.

• All who who pay attention to the details of their work, who wash their hands consistently, and who follow the “red rules” of patient safety to assure safe practices.

• All who welcome new employees, who teach proper procedure, and who encourage employees to feel a part of the hospital family.

• All who celebrate birthdays, take up collections, offer congratulations at coworkers' weddings and graduations, and who help when there is an accident, an illness, or a death in someone's family.

• All who volunteer their time, who donate their money, who share their stories, and who make time for others.

• All who have a ready smile, who are courteous, and who our patients first.

• All who respect our doctors by showing professionalism, responsiveness, and teamwork.

• All who forego gossip and comments that are hurtful, unkind, or thoughtless.

• All the patients who entrust to us their safety and well being.

• All the physicians who rely on us for the care of their patients.

• All who see another's awkwardness or worry or pain and who make an effort to help.

• All our Board members and advisers who offer their time, their expertise, and their funds to make Community General a better place.

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