Labor Day Reflection

Theodore Roosevelt remains the youngest person to become president of the United States. He held that office from 1901-1909. Best known as a leader of the progressive movement, he championed his “Square Deal” domestic policies, promising the average citizen fairness, breaking of trusts, regulation of railroads, and pure food and drugs.

Roosevelt worked hard. And he is quoted as saying, “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

Across our Pipeline Health system, we have work worth doing. Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, you are taking care of patients who need you. They come to you feeling poorly, perhaps fearful. They speak many different languages. Often, our patients have limited resources, and they may have limited support systems.

That’s where your compassion comes in, along with your clinical skill.

And for our many non-clinical staff, there is important work in the areas of human resources, finance, marketing and much more. Your work supports our clinical staff and physicians, so that they may provide safe, quality care to the patients we serve.

We all do it – in different ways. We care for the sick. We work hard each day to make a difference in the lives of other people. We work hard at work worth doing.

As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, it is appropriate to reflect on our work. And as I do so, I want to express my gratitude for your commitment and dedication to your work each day on behalf of Pipeline, our hospitals and the communities we serve. Thank you.

Sept. 1