While we may not all do the same thing every day, we do have one mission. Now that mission is crystalized into one succinct statement: Working together to relieve suffering, restore health, and promote the highest quality of life for our community.
“The topic of the mission statement came up at a July management meeting, and there was a strong sense that our old statement—which comprised 128 words—was far too long,” explains Marketing Director Tracy Campbell. “We narrowed it down to 28 words that apply to every task, service, and employee within Coffey Health System.”
“It is important to remember that the terms ‘mission’ and ‘vision’ are not the same,” Campbell says. “It helps to instead consider the words ‘visionary’ and ‘missionary.’ A visionary sees the ultimate goal, while a missionary works hard every day to fulfill the goal.”
To determine these values, the management team brainstormed a list of twenty characteristics that are important for all employees regardless of department or job function. The top five values were determined by surveying the physicians and a percentage of staff in each department.
We hold ourselves and each other to the highest possible standards. These are the values CHS employees selected as core values for the organization:
Respect - Our patients, residents, families, and colleagues deserve nothing less than to be treated with dignity.
Teamwork - Success is achieved by one team working together at all times.
Professionalism - We hold ourselves to high standards of professionalism, ethics, and personal responsibility, worthy of the trust our community places in us.
Knowledge - Education doesn’t end. It continues every day and is actively pursued at all levels.
Compassion - We strive to recognize the needs of every life we touch—whether those needs are spoken or, just as importantly, unspoken.
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