We are well into 2017. The glitz and glamour of the New Year has worn off and along with it, many New Year’s resolutions have been forgotten. Spring is now upon us! A new season means new beginnings. It’s the universe telling us to not give up. So stand up, brush off the crumbs from your winter comfort food and set some new goals!
Today, ask yourself two questions:
- What did you learn in 2016?
- What are your dreams for 2017?
In honor of the new hospital’s one year anniversary, I asked a few people those questions.
Karl Stephens, Food Services Director for The Flying Pig
2016: Patience is a virtue. The hospital has accomplished so much and it has been a great opportunity for all of us. The Flying Pig has come a long way in the past year, thanks to the Food Services team.
2017: Now that we have our feet firmly planted…time to start moving forward. Each day we strive to improve quality and performance. We will be making some great changes to the patient menu, so come join us!
Karen Martsolf, Marketing and Communications Director for Community Hospital
2016: We are often much stronger than we give ourselves credit for. Bringing a new hospital online while managing daily tasks of the current hospital was challenging at times. The staff at Community Hospital is incredibly dedicated to its continued growth and success and I am truly honored to be part of such an amazing organization!
2017: My goal is to continue to increase awareness for Community Hospital through proactive marketing strategies. Volumes at Community Hospital have increased 40% since moving into the new hospital and our inpatient market share is now 20%. The staff has worked tirelessly to impact these numbers and 2017 is the year to keep moving the needle to ensure patients have a choice as to where to receive health care locally.
Dr. Danny Mistry, Sports Medicine Physician and Community Hospital Board Member
2016: We can be better human beings if we learn to forgive AND forget mistakes, love unconditionally, and give without expectation. Love, patience and kindness are intangibles to the practice of life and good medicine.
2017: In the next year, I hope to…
–Find a way to give and share the endless ‘gift of time’ with family and patients.
–Continue to strive to be a better person and physician each day.
What did you learn in 2016 and where are you headed in 2017?!
~ Jana, MA, CHWC
Community Hospital Blog Contributor