(From our most recent 2012 Annual Report to the Community)
2012 Report to Our Community
James L. Daily, President
Porter Medical Center, Inc.
“For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.” -- Sir Winston Churchill
As a leader, remaining optimistic and enthusiastic about the future in the face of great challenge and change is as essential as it is difficult; and there are some days when it just flat out feels impossible.
Fortunately, there are many other days that happen between the really tough ones that remind me of why this work is so important - why the mission of Porter Medical Center is so vital - and how much our employees, providers and volunteers care and contribute to the quality of life we enjoy here in this community.
Our struggles this past year, financially and with the implementation of a new Health Information System/Electronic Health Record, have been well-documented. Our challenges and changes have been profound; and the road we have traveled over the past year has taken a toll on our organization.
We have taken some time for reflection…to adjust our course and to re-focus our vision on the important work of our incredible employees and providers to deliver health care services to the people of this region with an unwavering commitment to access, quality and service.
This annual report is dedicated to them…to the nurses, physicians, therapists, technicians, patient educators, dietitians, dietary workers, maintenance staff, office employees and others who are the heart and soul of Porter Hospital and Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. And to recognize them, we use the words of area students who have shadowed our staff or who have honored their work with the comments you will find throughout this annual report.
We thank our employees, volunteers and every other person who comes to work each week with the singular focus to serve others. Working with them is an honor…and it makes up for all of those difficult days in between.
James L. Daily