Message from the CEO
I have the privilege of working in an organization that promotes hope and healing. I work in a hospital.
During National Hospital Week (May 12–18, 2019) Harrison County Community Hospital District employees, a team more than 200 strong, celebrate the work we do and reflect on the sacred trust shared with our patients.
Our doctors, nurses and allied health professionals care for patients around the clock, every day of the year. Even when our work is difficult or stressful, we persevere, because that it when our patients need us most.
Five core values—teamwork, excellence, responsibility, integrity and compassion—guide our work. When you encounter an HCCH caregiver at the hospital, one of the medical clinics or through home health, I hope you see these values in action.
Employees working in non-clinical areas share these values and fill critical roles.
Cooks prepare nourishing meals, housekeepers keep buildings clean and maintenance employees care for our facilities and grounds. Without our financial departments, health information, human resources, materials management and information technology, the organization could not function.
Many individuals and groups support us in special ways.
Nearly 100 community members join the HCCH Auxiliary each year, and many choose to donate time to work in our gift shop. Auxiliary members use funds they raise to purchase items for the hospital and provide scholarships to support the next generation of health care professionals.
The HCCH Foundation’s volunteer board members also help raise funds to advance the hospital and health care in our community.
We are also grateful to work with area health and social service agencies, nursing homes and school districts to promote health and wellness.
As we celebrate National Hospital Week 2019, we are evaluating the exciting possibility of future expansion. We are approaching this project with two related goals in mind. We will develop a plan that both strengthens HCCH and helps us to meet the needs of our patients now and in the years to come.
Finally, I want to thank you, our patients, for choosing HCCH for inpatient care, emergency services, diagnostic testing, rehabilitation therapy, specialists, primary care and home health.
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On behalf of the HCCH staff and the Hospital District Board of Directors, happy National Hospital Week.
Tina Gillespie is chief executive officer of the Harrison County Community Hospital District.