During this National Hospital Week, Iredell Health System (IHS) is pleased
to announce a new mission, vision and values for the organization. The
new statements and values, which were created through the efforts of employees,
members of the Board of Directors and individuals from the community,
embody the heart of Iredell Health System and define how the company plans
to elevate the health of Iredell and surrounding communities.
The new mission statement “Inspire Wellbeing – Together,”
was selected because it goes beyond simply treating illness by offering
education and encouragement; creating a healthy work environment; and
providing excellent care, which in turn empowers others to live healthier,
happier lives. The word 'together' represents the need for the
collaborative efforts of healthcare providers, patients and caregivers
to achieve wellbeing.
The vision statement, “Guide our Neighbors to Optimal Health,”
represents where the organization is headed and what it plans to achieve
in the future — an aim to help every person reach their best or
most favorable outcome based on their circumstances. The new core values
for the organization are compassion, respect, integrity and collaboration.
Iredell Health System revealed the mission, vision and values to the public
during National Hospital Week, which recognizes the central role of hospitals
in creating a healthy and optimistic community. Guests will see the new
mission, vision and values displayed at facilities across the Health System,
including on employee badge holders.
"Our mission and vision are a promise to ourselves and the community
we serve to promote wellness, meet our patient and their families where
they are on their health journey, and live our values in all we do,"
said CEO Ed Rush. "I am proud of all of our employees and their role
in this process."
Iredell Health System is community-owned and operated and employs more
than 1,600 people in Iredell County and surrounding areas.