At HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, our colleagues carry the torch for the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis. Each month, a department is chosen to complete a “mission possible” that encompasses our mission and core values.
These colleagues then think of any activity that demonstrates mission outreach to their peers and community.
HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital’s sister colleagues from HSHS Decatur Ambulance Service (DAS) asked to take a month for ‘Mission Possible’. They chose to be bell ringers for the Shelby County Salvation Army.
DAS along with the Shelbyville Fire Department decided to make this a friendly competition. Each group took one Saturday to be bell ringers at the Shelbyville Wal-Mart. The groups had the highest collection days that the Shelby County Salvation Army had seen with a total of both Saturdays’ coming to $2,257.20.
A boy scout, Kevin Dennis, from Shelbyville Pack 51 donated his time to help out for a few hours with the ambulance service. This is what the holiday season is about, bringing the community together to help one another.
“We want to thank everyone for their generous donations,” said Doug Welton, EMT-P. “The fire department had the biggest giving day, but we are both winners as the friendly competition helps our community.”
About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, visit www.hshsgoodshepherd.org.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.