HSHS Good Shepherd is committed to following its mission of quality health care and service to the community with a particular commitment to their core values of respect, care, competence and joy. To ensure that this becomes a standard practice in service, the hospital will recognize a colleague each quarter as a MVP. This colleague’s attitude and behavior will reflect the hospital’s Franciscan mission, values and philosophy.
Each quarter’s nomination will be based on one of the HSHS four core values. This quarter the nominating committee accepted nominations centered on our second core value, CARE. Defined by the sisters, care embodies the concern, compassion, and sensitivity with which the hospital’s colleagues care for patients as individuals on a one-to-one basis. It depicts the hospital’s way of dealing with patients, clients, colleagues and co-workers. Many times, it is thought of as a bedside behavior, but it also belongs in business offices, cafeterias and boardrooms.
The nominations are made by fellow colleagues and then selected by the Shining Star committee which is comprised of colleagues. This quarter’s MVP is Jeanie Huff, CNA and housekeeping services.
“Jeannie constantly goes above and beyond to make sure all of our patients get the best possible care,” said one of her colleagues. “Whether it is doing a little bit extra work while cleaning their rooms to make sure they are comfortable, or acting as an aide when our staff is short to make sure everyone is safe and well cared for. I know for a fact that the entire med-surg staff is thankful for all that she does for the patients, and I know the patients relish her extra care as well. I hear Jennie being complimented frequently on how caring and hardworking she is.”
Huff’s respectful attitude is making a difference in colleagues and patients’ lives each day. Her exceptional service mirrors the Franciscan sisters’ compassion for people they served in their hospitals, and their care emulated the care Jesus shared with others during His earthly life.
As the sisters ‘pass the torch’ to the hospital’s colleagues to continue their ministry, they are proud of Huff for her heart, genuine spirit and sincere interest in the people she serves at HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital.
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, 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, www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.