A Reflection of 2022
As the year ended, it was natural to think about what was experienced in 2022. We began that year with hopes that COVID concerns would move away from us, and we could look forward to a new normal. COVID is still present, however. Maybe it’s a bit different, and we do feel more secure being vaccinated, but the precautions and requirements continue to be impactful.
Despite the burden of the COVID routines, we reflect on many successes! We love our ministries, the people who work in them, and the families and individuals who are here. The relationships and success stories turn our flywheel and make us stronger. Last year, we were very proud to enter two top workplace ,competitions, one sponsored by Louisville Business First and one by the Courier-Journal. In each, we were recognized locally among a variety of quality organizations as being great places to work. Considering the challenges of our workplace and challenges for the workforce during the pandemic, these positive survey results were such welcome news to us and validated the attention we devote to our culture.
The pandemic has been a great reminder of the value of our environment and culture and the relationships that are fostered because of those strong values. We see clearly that our environment is the way our ministry is evaluated by those who experience it. In December, we were named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 percent of nursing homes in the nation. Their evaluation is made from performance metrics used to establish quality in long-term care centers and we are beyond proud to be among this distinguished group.
As we plan for 2023, we start with gratitude for our history of service and for everyone who sustains this ministry in the many ways we are supported. We look forward to deepening our partnerships, finding useful and creative technologies, and engaging with purpose with our stakeholders in ways that are clear and meaningful for the community.
Mary Haynes, RN, MS, MSN, CNHA