Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Doing Good

Below is my monthly message for the July 2017 edition of the MHRI newsletter, Focus. You can view Focus online at MedStarResearch.org/FOCUS.

Friends and Colleagues,

“We choose to do good for a living.”

This past Friday, the day before a holiday weekend, the FBI had ‘Family Day’ for FBI employees from across the Washington area. In an unofficial show of support for former FBI Director James Comey, people wore matching #ComeyIsMyHomey shirts (see http://bit.ly/2teVyS). On the back was a quote from Comey that said, “We choose to do good for a living.”

All politics aside, that quote caught my attention. It immediately stirred up emotions and provoked thought. Not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to know that the purpose of their work is to “do good for a living.”

During this holiday, as the nation celebrates it birthday, I take solace in knowing that I choose to do good for a living.  I choose to do this meaningful work with wonderful people who are also dedicated to this wholesome path. It should therefore come as no surprise that, as shared at MHRI Town Halls across the system, that 92% of MHRI associates on the recent Associate Survey said “I am proud to be a part of MedStar Health.”  Together we are advancing health for our community both today and tomorrow. I could not be prouder or more grateful.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful 4th of July weekend and enjoy the summer with their family and friends.

Neil

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