Besides the shrill, electronic nonsense of your alarm clock, what motivates you to put your warm feet on the floor and make your way to Shawnee Mission Medical Center every day? Question number eight on the approaching Associate Satisfaction Survey asks, "The mission of my hospital makes me feel my job is important."
The reasons we work are numerous; we need the money, the satisfaction, the camaraderie or the release from boredom. It amazes me that we leave the joys and cares of our personal lives every day, and professionally, without complaint, secure the duties that lay in front of us here at our hospital.
Mission can be an elusive word, but it is at the core of our personal well-being. When our Medical Center's mission of Improving Health Through Christian Service aligns with our own personal mission, you can practically feel healing taking place within these sacred walls.
Poet William Wordsworth once wrote, "The best portion of a good man's life are his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love." How fortunate we are that we get the privilege of being instruments of God in some small, yet meaningful, way.