A Note to our Communities
March 13, 2020
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” – Mister Rogers
We find ourselves at a time where the reason so many of us who entered into careers in health care is coming to full light. We are at a time where we are being called to care for others at a time of uncertainty but certainly at a time of need. Hospital Sisters Health System is so blessed to have colleagues who epitomize selfless, caring workers who want to help those who seek it.
We are seeing some difficult situations around the world in the news related to coronavirus (COVID-19), but we are also seeing the helpers as the quote above so aptly portrays. Those helpers are at HSHS. Our leaders and front-line colleagues are prioritizing the health and well-being of our patients and our community by making proactive decisions now that support state and federal health officials as we all work together to contain further spread of COVID-19. These decisions are ensuring we are ready to treat to any individual who might test positive for COVID-19 while limiting the spread of the virus to the community. We are confident in our ability to do so and in the ability of our colleagues to respond to this challenge.
HSHS is proactively monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and its impact on our colleagues and ministries. The health, safety and well-being of our providers, colleagues, patients and communities is always our top priority.