Friday, December 20, 2019
By Lance Beus, Chief Executive Officer, Clinton Memorial Hospital
Since 1951, Clinton Memorial Hospital has proudly served the healthcare needs of people throughout Clinton County and surrounding communities. As part of LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier® across the nation, we are building upon this legacy and strengthening our hospital for the future.
LifePoint shares our commitment to improving the overall health and wellbeing of our communities, and ensuring that people here have access to quality care close to home. We consider it a privilege to serve as your local healthcare leader, and we are proud to be part of a company that is genuinely committed to such meaningful work.
To deepen our connection with LifePoint and strengthen its culture within our walls, we have chosen to adopt the Company’s mission, vision, values and High Five Guiding Principles. These important philosophies have guided LifePoint since its founding in 1999, and represent one of the reasons this organization is the right partner for CMH.
Our new mission is Making Communities Healthier. To achieve this mission, we will focus on our vision to create places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work. And we will stand firm in upholding our core values, which represent the fundamental beliefs that unify our employees, providers, volunteers and board members and set clear expectations for how we will treat one another and those we serve. These are:
- Integrity and Trustworthiness;
- Compassion; and
- Legal and Ethical Compliance.
Finally, we will be guided by our High Five Guiding Principles:
- Delivering high quality patient care;
- Supporting physicians;
- Creating excellent workplaces for our employees;
- Taking a leadership role in our communities; and
- Ensuring fiscal responsibility.
While our new mission, vision, values and High Five Guiding Principles may feature different words than our previous statements, they reflect the essence of CMH that has existed for almost 70 years and are true to our legacy and our hopes for the future.
The next time you visit CMH, you may see posters and banners about our new cultural elements. We want you to see how these concepts are being embraced by our hospital, so I encourage you to ask our employees, physicians and volunteers about how they are Making Communities Healthier. I also invite you to join us as we continue to look for new ways to achieve this mission each day.
Thank you for entrusting your care to CMH. We consider it an honor and privilege to serve the healthcare needs of you and your family.