"The Heart of Every Community is its People."
Breathe, Smile, Feel Good
Together is the Way Forward
When our country faces challenges, we will get through it, together.
Healing begins with people: Care Coordination in Santa CruzWatch Video
What if we could slow the opioid pandemic?Watch Video
Thank You, HeroesWatch Video
Humanity will Light the WayWatch Video
Our MissionWatch Video
Unleashing the Healing Power of HumanityWatch Video
Spirit of WorkWatch Video
Humanity Will Light the Way
We are healers and helpers, advocates and innovators. These are the real faces, voices and stories of CommonSpirit Health.
Our spirits are fed when we take time to contemplate our relationships and the meaning of our work. Use these prompts to reflect on your thoughts and emotions.
Watch Guided Meditation Videos
Reflecting on Worry, a Guided MeditationWatch Video
Reflecting on Hope, a Guided MeditationWatch Video
Try these reflection exercises
As CommonSpirit Health, we make the healing presence of God known in our world by improving the health of the people we serve, especially those who are vulnerable, while we advance social justice for all. Sacred Stories convey ways our mission is being lived out by the gifted people in our ministry. We invite you to use these stories for inspiration, as a meeting reflection, or to encourage discussion with your team.
A Celebrated FarewellListen
God’s Perfect TimingListen
The Power of Being PresentListen
Fulfilling a Last RequestListen
Our Famous PatientListen
The Gift of CitizenshipListen
Peruse these quotes to find words of wisdom, an inspirational spark or a little something to smile about.
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
When you say "yes" to others, make sure you are not saying "no" to yourself.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
If your compassion does not include yourself, it’s incomplete.
Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but the seeds that you plant.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.
Our health care providers and staff on the front lines put our patients first every day, and the communities we serve are saying thank you.
Making a Difference
Volunteers give so much without asking for anything in return because there’s no greater reward than rewarding others with kindness. Thank you to all the volunteers in our communities who serve the common good.
Great Big Thank You
Have people send in or tag posts of themselves with a giant thank you sign or even a letter in the word "thank you". Post as many as possible every day so that the Instagram grid for each of the hospitals is completely taken over with thank you messages (as opposed to being only scheduled posts). Could also work for FB feed or stories.
Playlists are being developed with our frontline staff in mind to put them at ease and allow to relax. (Country music, rock and roll, pop and classical.)
Heroes Work Here
Signage and a set of instructions developed and ready to ship to facilities who wish to have a special greeting for the staff entering the facilities.
Handwritten Thank You Cards
Cards can be ordered and distributed as needed through an online ordering system and single print resource.
As employees come to work each morning and evening shift they are cheered, clapped, thanked and celebrated by the departing group. Elevate this initiative with messaging and handheld signs to bring this warm welcome to life alongside familiar faces.
Thank You Care-a-Van
Inspired by EMT vehicles flashing lights in Phoenix, Tweet out times for the people in cars to show up at the hospital (ex: during shift change in the evening) and either coordinate cheering with windows rolled down or honking or flashing lights.