Henderson, Nev. – At Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, humankindness drives every interaction with the people we serve, and is the foundation of the policies we champion. During the week of January 26-30, St. Rose will encourage employees to take part in The Great Kindness Challenge, which includes a suggested 50-item Acts of Kindness checklist to complete by January 30.
Locally, St. Rose is working in partnership with the Josh Stevens Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that helps schools, businesses and youth organizations across the nation to recognize and celebrate heartfelt acts of kindness. With their help, more than 100 Nevada schools are participating in The Great Kindness Challenge. Participating schools will also give out the 50-item checklist and encourage their students to complete that checklist by January 30. Students who complete the checklist will receive a gift from the Josh Stevens Foundation.
Globally, the Great Kindness Challenge is currently on target to have more than two million students enrolled for 2015, which will amount to 100 million acts of kindness in schools nationwide. In addition to serving as a presenting sponsor of the Great Kindness Challenge, many of Dignity Health’s more than 65,000 executives, employees, and physicians will be taking the Great Kindness Challenge alongside the students that week, effectively “matching” their good deeds in hospital, clinic, and office settings.
“St. Rose is committed to practicing humankindness every day in our hospitals and care centers,” said Brian Brannman, senior vice president of operations for Dignity Health Nevada. “We are focused on putting in place policies that strengthen the human connection with our doctors, nurses, and caregivers so every guest feels welcomed, safe, comfortable, listened to, and respected. Our mission calls us to collaborate with organizations that share the same goals and help spread the word about the power of kindness, especially within schools.”
For more information on The Great Kindness Challenge and Kids For Peace, go to http://www.greatkindnesschallenge.org. For more information on the Josh Stevens Foundation, please visit http://www.joshstevensfoundation.org.
About Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican
As the community’s only not-for-profit, religiously sponsored hospital system, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican has been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters for more than 65 years. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow, the three St. Rose Dominican hospitals — the Rose de Lima, Siena and San Martín Campuses — and more than 3,400 employees will continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. St. Rose Dominican is a member of the 21-state Dignity Health network of nearly 11,000 physicians, 56,000 employees, and more than 300 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. For more information, visit our website at www.strosehospitals.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or our Blog.