Sacred Stories: Deb Howie

03/04/18

Ever wondered if your work makes a difference? CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Chaplain Coordinator Deb Howie knows firsthand that the smallest act of compassion can be meaningful-even if its impact is hidden from us.

As part of our Sacred Stories series, we feature employee reflections on how spirituality lets us enter the chaos of others, ease their burdens and create space for healing to begin.

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Bridge building MAY 15, 2018

“Please, help my mom.” That was the plea from the woman at our office door. Larissa came to us because she had heard about our social service outreach to the elderly here in Belize, made possible through a generous grant from the Catholic Health Initiatives Mission and Ministry Fund.

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The singing therapist MAY 14, 2018

Laverne is a 91-year-old patient who receives physical therapy services from VNA Health at Home. She lives with her daughter, who cares for her. Laverne had become increasingly withdrawn and sad, just sitting in front of the television.

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Servant leadership MAY 14, 2018

In my life so far, I have seen very few true servant leaders, and I know how fortunate I am to have a true servant leader as my mentor. Early in my leadership journey, he saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself. For that, I am thankful beyond words.

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