This is hospital week. This is the week where you all – for all the incredibly meaningful and difficult work you do on a 24/7, 365 basis – are to be acknowledged and recognized. AWESOME JOB! However, you do incredibly meaningful and difficult work all the time and truly, I want you to know that you ARE appreciated all the time. “Really Steve? How so?” Ok, so if I really wanted to appreciate you in a manner that would show you how much you matter, I’d come over and clean your bathroom and then mow your lawn. On top of that I would cook you and your family dinner and groom your animals. BUT … alas, that isn’t possible for 550 employees but if it was; I would be “Johnny on the spot” over to your house.
“So Steve, if you won’t come over and cook, mow, clean and groom; what will you do?” I will thank you as much as I possibly can. I will help to make this the best place to work. I will fight hard to get you the best leaders and benefits possible. I will value you and respect the work you do daily. I know that you give everything you’ve got to do an awesome job and I am so fortunate to work in an environment where people take their jobs as seriously as you take yours.
Thank you for everything you do. Thank you for buying into a concept of what health care should look like – simply treating every single patient and/or customer like a family member and providing the ultimate in service and quality. I’m a lucky guy in that I’ve been blessed with a group of people, from employees to volunteers to providers to community members who recognize this, and do it consistently. When I had my “epiphany” 15 years ago, and saw what great healthcare should look like – this is what I envisioned— a fantastic system of dedicated individuals who understand that they make a difference on a daily basis.
Thank you for making a difference in my life. You are all awesome.
-Steve Simonin, President & CEO