-by Lenesia Boddie, Recruitment Analyst
The Kettering Health Network Called to Care initiative was launched in late 2015. It began as a conversation about how we treat each other and those we serve. We strive to continue our commitment to not only be excellent in our technical skills but also in our relational skills. Organizations are as good as the quality of their relationships. Our ultimate call is to love others through our work. We have the opportunity not only to do this with the people we serve but also our colleagues.
One of our newest methods of implementing Called to Care is through a mentorship program. This program contains compelling concepts and reflective questions that draw out our best and help us to understand that we are children of God, serving children of God. The aim of this program will be to offer advice and guidance throughout a new employee’s introductory period. Each new employee in the chosen pilot areas will be matched with a more experienced staff member during the first six months of their employment.
Our hope is that this initiative will help alleviate the insecurity and uncertainty that many feel as a new employee. We believe this will be a great introduction and tool to help new employees acclimate into the Grandview and Southview culture. This six-month pilot will go live mid-September.