What do you love about your work?

I’ve been travelling a lot lately, visiting different locations across Providence and our affiliate organizations. It’s inspiring to see our caregivers in action. There’s a real sense of teamwork. Everywhere I go, I meet caregivers who exude joy and love for their work – and one another.

It’s our Mission brought to life, and it’s what makes our organization a special place to work. How do we continue to foster and strengthen that spirit of joy and love in the workplace, and how can we become an organization where every caregiver can realize their personal calling and aspirations?

I invited our Chief Talent Offer Greg Till to join me for my latest video to discuss these very questions. In our conversation, we talk about the commitment Providence is making to help caregivers develop and thrive in their careers and bring their best to work every day.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch the video, and if you have a moment, I’d love to hear what brings you joy in your daily work. For me, I’m inspired whenever I visit programs that are making a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable and forgotten populations.

For example, I was recently blown away when I visited our Child and Family Development Center in Santa Monica,  Calif., which serves only the Medi-Cal and charity care populations. They are doing incredible work to serve low-income children with behavioral issues. Their passion is contagious, and they’re a great example of people across Providence who have discovered how they can contribute their unique gifts and talents to serve others and make the world a better place.

What about you?

What do you find most rewarding or fulfilling about your work? Let’s share with one another in the comments section below. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

12 Comments
  1. I have been working in radiology full time for one year. During this time I have been very impressed with the team work that I have seen in the ER. I love how well the ER staff works together its almost as if they can read each others minds. I have been blessed to have a great partner on third shift weekends and have learned alot from him. I would put our third shift weekend crew all the way from house cleaning to the doctors against any shift out there. Thanks guys for all the team work and letting me get in there and learn. Shane

  2. Everywhere you go, there is an avenue of DIVERSITY and OPPORTUNITY- I find myself on a mission for every interaction to leave a PIECE of MY HEART vs a PIECE of my MIND. Extending hope and strength hadn’t always been an EASY thing for me…. coming from a very disfunctional/non transperant home life/love and truth was just a BIG secret. As I got older I found a Greater Peace, Joy and Strength that could only come from one place and it was not something to hold as a secret. “To the Least of These, you have done to Me”. Because of that I have found it GREATER to SHARE not only with patients (as I don’t work directly with) but with my Collegues. Life happens and we need to find it within us, that though we may cry at night a strong person can always rise with His New Mercies of Hope for healing whether medically, physically, emotionally or mentally. Our job is to share His love and I have found with the VALUES/Mission and the inspiration of the Sisters here it has been very freely and easy to do.

    • Thank you for taking time to share so articulately and for bringing our Mission to life with every interaction. Very well said.

      • Thank you. I love my job, people and admire the integrity Providence upholds.

  3. Transformation. Our patients walk into the office in pain, discouraged, confused, overwhelmed, and/or a myriad of feelings and sensations. Being a part of a team who invests in our patients and truly cares about each individual is an indescribable privilege. Are we always able to achieve the “optimal” outcome of disease free, or excellent prognosis? No. Yet our patients have shed tears and given warm embraces thanking us for reaching out, remembering the “small” details and helping them feel like they are not alone in whatever challenges they are facing. Our team itself is transforming and becoming like a family unit with each member a valued, essential asset. I am proud to be a part of this team and love what we accomplish together not only for our patients, but also for our team.

    • Beautifully said. Thanks for all you do to invest and care for each person who comes into your office. A big thank you to everyone on your team as well. Take care.

  4. I love the opportunity that I get to know the elders who live in the facility where I work. About a year ago, I started inviting a few select residents to have lunch with me. They receive a special invitation and the menu is top of the line. (Filet Mignon, Prawns or Halibut Olympia) It’s a very nice affair and gives me the opportunity to know the residents on a very personal level. This is one of the most rewarding parts of my work.

    • What a great idea to invite the residents for lunch. I can see how that would be rewarding and how you can learn a lot from them. Thank you for sharing and for all you do for our residents. Take care.

  5. There are many things that contribute to finding fulfillment at work but I find that the simple things mean and say so much about our employees and our organization. One of the most exciting things that fills my cup is watching employees in a workout or facilitated meeting – watching them identify issues and come up with solutions. Watching their faces light up knowing that they have contributed and that they are being heard never ceases to amaze me.

    • I agree. It’s great to see caregivers come together with ideas and solutions. Thanks for sharing and for all you do for Providence.

  6. I work with an amazing group of women in providing breastfeeding support at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Wa. We exhibit that team work that you mention in the video. We have a different mix of staff everyday as we rotate our days and yet we maintain continuity for our patients by having a productive hand-off system so we can follow up on those patients that need more support. Our Outpatient clinic is very busy and we hear from patients everyday how helpful we have been in their own unique journey with their newborn. We all come from different clinical backgrounds which just enriches our depth of knowledge, we discuss different senarios so we can advance our own delivery of care. Our new managers that joined us this last fall have been instrumental in improving our moral. We lost our last manager and then there was an extended gap where we didn’t have that leadership and we got thru it by our own initiative, managing ourselves. There were days when our spirits were low. Now to have someone to hear our concerns and help us improve our department even more has made it even more fun to come to work.

    • Thanks for sharing, Cathleen. What a great team. Thank you for all you do for one another and the new moms and babies you serve.