OKLAHOMA CITY - Last week, Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City president, Jim Gebhart, asked co-workers to share what it is they love about working at Mercy. Here are just a few of the many heart-warming responses.
“I love Mercy because it is where I am able to share my God-given skills and talents with patients. I consider my position to be an incredible blessing. I love that it is a faith-based and Christ-centered organization. I also love my co-workers, as they are my second family. Mercy is just a wonderful place to be!”
"I enjoy knowing that I make a difference in the lives of those that I care for."
"It brings a joy to my day when I can meet the needs of someone else."
"This job is a calling not a paycheck to me."
"I have the opportunity to celebrate God’s grace in the myriad of ways that God shows up with us."
"There is a real sense of mission and a true Godly motivation for what we do."
"Here I am encouraged to show compassion and love for all God’s people."
"As a person of faith, the mission Mercy upholds is a nice fit for me professionally."
"The team I am a part of is committed to excellence and believes we are helping to bring to life the healing ministry of Jesus."
"I believe we are truly blessed to work in a facility that begins each day with prayer and we continue to pray several times throughout our work day."
"From my point of view, this compassion for others is shared throughout Mercy, especially with many of my colleagues. This cultural strive for excellence is one of many reasons Mercy is my final stop in my long career of serving others."
"I love the caring spirit of all my co-workers not only for the patients we serve but for each other. I love the fact that I feel what I do makes a difference to not only my employer but to the communities my employer serves and that we are carrying on Jesus’ ministry of service."
"While I am not directly involved in patient care, I believe in showing others compassion and always giving exceptional service in everything I do. The Mercy values – dignity, justice, service, excellence, stewardship go hand in hand with Charism. It is an honor to not only believe in these qualities but to be a part of Mercy and actually being allowed to practice them daily not only in my personal life but also in my work life."
"I didn’t realize I could be a part of Mission by simply using the Administrative talents given by God."
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 44 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.