I would be true. In Adventist HealthCare, we affirm the sanctity and value of human life. This is our cornerstone. As an organization with deep roots in a religious tradition that affirms each person as created in the image of God, we condemn any abuse—passive or active, attitudinal or physical—of any person. We are each, and every one, the children of God.
The observation of Memorial Day this year may be constrained by this virus. But our appreciation will not be neglected, nor will the honor and esteem that this day memorializes. Garfield’s sentiments in 1868 are surely ours today: “Here let them rest, asleep on the Nation’s heart, entombed in the Nation’s love.”
Happy Hospital Week! Thank you to each care team and to each member of each team. Thank you for every interaction that has left a patient feeling more hopeful, more confident, or more aware of the love and compassion with which they are regarded, even in the most difficult and dire circumstances.
This Sunday is Mother’s Day. At Adventist HealthCare, we LOVE mothers—and we’ve got the babies to prove it! There were thousands of babies born in our hospitals last year—and they each brought along their mother. And we love every single one of them.
Nurses Week is May 6-12, and this year the final day of Nurses Week coincides with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of the modern nursing profession. What an extraordinary time for us to think about the contribution that nurses make to our society!
Adventist HealthCare teams are coming together as never before. Equally as extraordinary is how so many people have extended care back to us, with well-wishes, nourishing meals, supply donations and more.