I recently got back to playing music with my band from church. We’ve had a couple of practices in the past couple of weeks. I haven’t played with them since 2016, but things came back to me fairly quickly and it was awesome. The group had been playing together since 2002 or so, and it was like getting back with family. I looked back at some of the texts and correspondence I had with the other members when I quit, and I was in a weird, funky place when I left. A break was probably the best thing for me at the time -- but wow, the void it left in my life was so noticeable.
We crave familiarity in our lives. We all want to be with a tribe, a pack, a family…a team that has your back. I probably comment way too much on how long I’ve been in my position (25 years) and it’s not because there is nowhere else to go, but rather there is nowhere else I’d rather be.
We have this new program at Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics -- it’s called ReDoc. It’s for people (patients) who are looking for the medical equivalent of their tribe; the place that will look out for them and be there with the best care when you need them. This is great for people who want to change medical providers, but are overwhelmed at the thought of transferring records and finding the right provider for them. (It’s pretty cool.)
We also have an environment where we want everyone who works here to feel like they are part of a big family. From standing beside them in times of hurt (sickness, death, yucky stuff) and happiness (babies, marriages, good stuff) - I want them to have a position that complements their priorities. Our priorities are our families, church, community, friends, life outside this job (where you spend so much of your time). Working at Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics should be something you look forward to coming to.
Tribe. Family. Our pack. Isn’t this what we want - to belong to something that will make our lives better? This is our never-ending quest. And it’s a good one at that.
"We all need to feel understood, recognized and affirmed…we all need to give and receive affection. We all need to find our tribe. We all need to feel that we belong” – Emily Esfahani Smith