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Letter from the President: January 2018

The first month of 2019 is behind us. Wow, time is flying!

In the past month, our noble work has been validated and affirmed by patients and families who have shared wonderful stories of the care we’ve provided together. Thank you!

By now, I’m hoping your supervisor, manager, or director has shared the valuable feedback our employees gave in our recent pulse survey. We purposefully ask our employees for their opinions, feedback, and guidance during two surveys each year. From all sides of our network, we work to use this information to make Kettering Health Network the best place you ever work. Your supervisor, manager, and director will be sharing the feedback you and other team members provided, asking for your suggestions and input on how we prioritize our actions to improve, and lastly, asking you if our actions are working. Thank you for participating in the survey and for providing your continued feedback as we move forward.

On January 21, our entire network spent time reflecting on the life and inspiration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Some participated in a morning event at the hospital while others joined the annual walk from the Peace Bridge to the Convention Center in Dayton. Thank you all for your participation! The takeaway I received and continue to be inspired by is that our broader understanding of inclusion makes our spiritual, family, and work lives deeper. Dr. King advocated for valuing all people with respect. When we respect God’s creation, we see His treasure in everyone. I ask you to listen to and read Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. If we make his dream ours each day, the world will be a better place.

With the approach of inclement weather, we will certainly experience some snow and ice. When this occurs, students from Spring Valley Academy will be here to clear car windows at the end of each shift. Hopefully this will make your winter weather experience a more pleasant one.

Keep our entire team in your prayers. You are in ours. God’s continued blessings to you.





Terry Burns
Kettering Medical Center

February 5, 2019