“To all of the healthcare healers: You stand beside us at our worst times, holding our hands and our hearts as you help us through some of the most frightening moments of our lives,” said Owen Bailey, M.H.A., FACHE, chief executive officer for USA Health.
More than 600 people recently attended A Night Honoring Healers, an annual event in which USA Health paid tribute to many of the people involved in the life-saving actions that occur when an illness or injury strikes.
Depending on the level of care required, as many as 100 people can be involved in helping just one injured or sick patient.
The event, presented by the Mapp Family Foundation, recognizes everyone involved in healing: dispatchers who take a panicked phone call asking for help, first responders whose quick action on the scene is so vital, specialized trauma and intensive care teams, nutrition and environmental service teams, and the therapists who help patients get their lives back on track.
“We are truly privileged and blessed to have some of the most highly trained, devoted, compassionate and hard-working people that I have ever seen anywhere,” said Owen Bailey, M.H.A., FACHE, chief executive officer for USA Health. “We are also very proud and thankful for our relationships with the first-responder community and how much we depend on them, so we can together provide seamless life-saving care for patients in our region.”
At the event, two patient stories – one from each hospital – were highlighted. The event benefits University Hospital, Children's & Women's Hospital and the Mitchell Cancer Institute.
“To all of the healthcare healers: You stand beside us at our worst times, holding our hands and our hearts as you help us through some of the most frightening moments of our lives,” Bailey added. “We are forever grateful for your courage, your strength, your expertise and your unyielding devotion to serve others in their time of need.”