We at CHRISTUS Health have much to be thankful for this year, especially the opportunity to care for people who turn their most precious gift—their lives—over to us.
However, it may be more difficult for many of us to stop and give thanks this holiday season. It is true that over the past year the CHRISTUS family has endured hurricanes, tough economic times, turmoil in the world at large and other valleys on our Journey to Excellence.
But I believe that tough times make clearer the importance of celebrating our incremental victories and giving thanks for the blessings we do have in our lives, both personally and professionally. As we journey toward our 10th anniversary in February of next year and as many of us prepare to spend the holiday season with our families, we pause to appreciate the blessing of being a part of the CHRISTUS family.
I continue to be incredibly proud to be a part of this wonderful family, which works together during good times and bad to support and care for each other as well as extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to our patients and residents each day. I was once again humbled this year that as we faced multiple hurricanes targeting our regions, every CHRISTUS Associate continued to go above and beyond the call of duty in their responses to the hurricanes and their willingness to serve our patients and their fellow Associates.
Every day, in each of our facilities, services and programs, members of the CHRISTUS family are creating Miracle Moments by bringing hope and health to people who are scared, sick, vulnerable or just need a helping hand. May God bless each of us as we continue this sacred work.