24 Apr Mission Minute: Reverence
by Kathe Rae, Manager of Mission Integration
The NHI Core Value of Reverence states: “We practice respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life.” Supporting those most vulnerable and recognizing when others need help is one of the ways Reverence is exemplified. While our focus is certainly serving individuals and families in need, our mission would not survive without our dedicated associates.
When NHI was a part of St. Vincent Health there was a program called the $34.77 program, named for the Daughters of Charity who came to Indianapolis in 1881 with just $34.77 and started St. Vincent Hospital. This fund, comprised of contributions by associates, provided zero-interest loans to their associates facing financial challenges. Many New Hope associates were assisted by this program and were thankful for the help.
New Hope is committed to implement a similar program for NHI associates and will be launching the Associate Financial Assistance program this summer. New Hope is proud to call our dedicated associates family and is grateful to all those who have contributed to make this program possible including the Daughters of Charity, St. Vincent and dozens of New Hope associates.
“Be thankful for what you have, but never take what you have for granted. Share with those who are less fortunate. You do not know what tomorrow brings.” Catherine Pulsifer