Flu crisis brings out your passion for service

Flu crisis brings out your passion for service

January and February have been action-packed months here at Onslow Memorial Hospital. The reason, to a large extent, is due to a very serious flu season accompanied by other flu-like illnesses that have wreaked havoc here at home and across the country. The entire nation is reeling from this flu epidemic, which is causing national shortages of supplies and medicines.

We have seen record numbers of patients in the Emergency Department and throughout the hospital. Despite these challenges, I've witnessed our staff, physicians, and volunteers honor their calling to serve in healthcare, day after day. I was in awe of the many employees who offered to switch gears and go to different departments to assist wherever there was a need. For some, this meant changing from day shift to night shift, or missing meals with family, or postponing a vacation day.

The sacrifices made to care for our patients were many, and representative of the passion that you all bring to work everyday. I know that healthcare is a calling for all of you. It's more than a profession - it's your passion. Keep up the amazing work!

Sincerely,

Penney Burlingame Deal, DHA

President & Chief Executive Officer 

 

10.26.18
Autumn: a season of excitement and giving thanks
06.22.18
Vacations are good for you. Really.
03.28.18
Health, healing, hope and heart ... the many "H's" in our Hospital
03.14.18
Flu crisis brings out your passion for service
01.30.18
Welcoming the New Year
12.22.17
Your Spirit of Giving shines every day
12.1.17
What are you thankful for?
10.26.17
The Consciousness of Leadership
10.1.17
Safety and Change Management
09.4.17
Provider Engagement and the Future
07.28.17
Accountability as a path to engagement
06.28.17
Personal and professional accountability
05.31.17
Keys to awareness and perceptions
05.3.17
Thank You, High Performers
03.29.17
Communicate your passion to our patients
02.23.17
The OMH Family
01.25.17
New Year's Blessings
12.20.16
We are all ambassadors
12.6.16
Our staff as a strategic resource
09.16.16
Partners in care
08.9.16
A whole new world
07.6.16
Diversity in the healthcare setting
02.3.16
A Call for Clinical Integration
12.2.15
Where we go next
10.27.15
The rising tide of ethical conflict
09.29.15
Our albatross: 30-day readmission rate
05.21.15
A Safe Culture, A Calling from the Heart
02.23.15
Minister to suffering
01.15.15
Greeting the rising sun of the bold new year
12.15.14
Population Health - Coordination of Care
12.15.14
Awaiting a New Dawn
08.4.14
Facing what lies before us
07.7.14
Crossing the Rubicon
06.4.14
Where have all the hospitals gone?
05.6.14
A promise to keep
04.7.14
Spring of hope
11.14.13
The uncharted waters ahead: navigating the ACA
08.8.13
Fiscal year 2014 will be a tough one
07.5.13
Facing the dawn of a new era
02.13.13
The year 2012
01.6.13
The Patient Experience
10.1.12
The incoming tide
09.6.12
The new frontier - a clarion call to act
08.25.12
Building trust during difficult times
08.20.12
Letter from the 2012 Annual Report