Sacred Stories

  • Today, great things will happen

    NOV 13, 2017

    On a Tuesday morning, I got out of bed feeling anxious about what might happen that day. Our branch of American Nursing Care was in a rebuilding phase, and sometimes the results of my efforts to create order seemed little in evidence, at least to me.

  • The many faces of Jesus

    NOV 13, 2017

    One day at my job, I was transferred to work at the extended care facility; an area different from one I normally work in. I was accustomed to the acute care environment, but this would be different: I would be caring for people in a health facility that serves as their home. I was out of my comfort zone.

  • The non-stop flight to Seattle

    NOV 13, 2017

    My husband and I were so excited to fly to Seattle. My seat was in the third row, next to a delightful elderly lady who was extremely hard of hearing. About two hours into the flight, a flight attendant asked that anyone with a medical background to report to the front galley.

  • To truly see

    NOV 13, 2017

    While working the night shift at St. Vincent Infirmary, a patient of mine forever changed my view on life.

  • Sacred spaces

    NOV 13, 2017

    What if the end goal, the grand vision, the ultimate outcome of all our work was to create sacred spaces?

  • I thought you might need a hug

    NOV 12, 2017

    I was walking down the ground floor hall when I saw Alicia, a unit secretary, leaning on the wall outside the elevators, waiting for one to open. I stopped to chat for a moment.

  • A day in the life of a health coach

    NOV 12, 2017

    CHI St. Vincent Health participates in the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program, a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services-approved program that incorporates financial and performance accountability for patient care.


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