Commitment to Compassion Luncheon to Honor 7 who Make a Difference in Healthcare

Compassionate LouisvilleTechnical competency is imperative in the healthcare industry. But just as important are the people who can demonstrate the virtues of compassion.

Healthcare professionals who go above and beyond their job duties to extend kindness and compassion to their patients, their colleagues and the broader community usually do so under the radar. That is, they don’t do it for the attention.

But that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve the attention. We want to celebrate compassion and formally recognize and celebrate the dedicated folks in the healthcare community who demonstrate compassion on a day-to-day and person-by-person basis. We do this with the Commitment to Compassion luncheon.

Created by Passport Health Plan and the Healthcare Constellation of Compassionate Louisville three years ago, and supported by Insider Louisville, the annual luncheon continues to grow and put a spotlight on the countless compassionate caregivers in our community.

For more information or to RSVP for this year’s event on February 28, please click here.

 

Nominate Someone for the 2018 Commitment to Compassion Luncheon Today

Compassionate LouisvilleFor the honorees at the 2017 Commitment to Compassion luncheon, which took place at the Muhammad Ali Center in February, performing compassionate acts for others is a natural act.

No one had to ask any of them to go above and beyond what was expected. They didn’t ask for extra compensation, and every one of them was shocked and surprised to win an award for showing compassion as part of their work in health care. To read more about the 2017 recipients, please click here.

The Commitment to Compassion Luncheon is held to shine a light on those who exemplify true compassion in healthcare delivery and make a difference in the lives of others. The 2018 luncheon will be on Wednesday, February 28. Sponsors for this event include Passport Health Plan, Insider Louisville, and the Compassionate Louisville Healthcare Constellation.

If you have a hero for compassion in your life, please nominate them here.

 

 

New compassion initiative helps healthcare teams build strong “Foundations for Flourishing”

Compassionate LouisvilleCircumstances can sometimes make it difficult to develop and sustain optimal dynamics where people are at their best, fully engaged, and feeling truly valued and fulfilled in their work.

To support healthcare teams in developing dynamics that enable them to be their best and experience more of what is important to them, Compassionate Louisville’s Healthcare Constellation and Point C Business Consultancy are partnering on an initiative called “Foundations for Flourishing.”

Led by Katie Gaughan, president of Point C, this team and culture initiative combines experiential learning and transformative dialogue in phased sessions over several months.

“After four years volunteering in a variety of capacities for Compassionate Louisville, I am excited to have found a unique way to leverage my passion and expertise to cultivate compassion in support of the wellbeing of healthcare professionals, teams, and organizations,” Gaughan says in a Passport-sponsored article on Insider Louisville. “It is amazing to witness people realizing their potential to truly flourish.”

 

Compassionate Louisville member works to increase conversation around death

Most people struggle to adequately reflect on their mortality and prepare when the inevitability of death comes for them or their loved ones.

That’s why Justin Magnuson, Compassionate Louisville Healthcare Constellation co-host, has been working to introduce the conversation our community should be having about death and dying by presenting events that show this is not just a concern for healthcare professionals or the elderly, but everyone. His passion for this topic is rooted in the transformative experience of being his grandmother’s health care surrogate when he was 25, and being a longtime hospice volunteer.

For more information about this subject or to get involved, please click here.

 

Compassionate Louisville Healthcare Constellation is Hosting the First U.S. Healthcare Leadership School

Louisville’s commitment to compassion in healthcare extends beyond the region.

One example of the reach of this commitment is Compassionate Louisville Healthcare Constellation’s announcement that it will be hosting North America’s very first Healthcare Leadership School (HLS) for emerging health care leaders from around the globe in June 2017.

HLS is a weeklong immersion that mobilizes the next generation of healthcare leaders to catalyze compassionate change for the health of the communities they’re called to serve. Started four years ago by a group of international medical students, HLS has already reached hundreds of young professionals through programs sponsored in the Netherlands, South Africa and Portugal.

The HLS experience is filled with interactive lectures, group collaborations and exercises that boost personal and professional growth, leadership skills and connections that allow participants to emerge as the inspired, courageous and resilient leaders that are needed to transform health in our communities and the world. The rich curriculum is delivered by peers, seasoned teachers and wisdom practitioners.

The HLS-Louisville Organizing Team has reserved 20 participant slots for students and emerging health care leaders from Louisville to join international participants from more than a dozen countries. The team’s vision is for the HLS experience to inspire ongoing collaboration, so our future leaders are even better prepared to work together to make compassion the driving force of every Louisvillian’s experience with our health care system.

For more information, please click here.

 

Local healthcare professionals honored for compassionate care at Passport-sponsored ‘Compassionate Care’ event

Compassionate LouisvilleThe Louisville community is fortunate to have many healthcare professionals who are beacons of compassion. A luncheon in downtown Louisville on Tuesday, Feb. 7, aims to shine a light on these inspiring individuals who make a difference every day in the lives of others.

“A Commitment to Compassion” will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. 6th St., in Downtown Louisville. The event is co-sponsored by Passport Health Plan, Compassionate Louisville, and Insider Louisville.

“We are pleased to sponsor this event to honor healthcare professionals who go the extra mile by offering compassion and loving kindness to their patients,” said Jill Joseph Bell, Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Passport Health Plan. “Studies have proven that when healthcare providers practice compassion, their patients have a shorter recovery time and better overall health outcomes.”

For more information or to purchase tickets to the event, please click here.

 

Meet two more ‘Compassion Champions’ in Louisville Healthcare and nominate someone for this year’s ‘Commitment to Compassion’ event

Insider Louisville, Passport Health Plan and Compassionate Louisville’s Healthcare Constellation are partnering to recognize individuals who are making a positive difference in the healthcare community through a monthly article series.

This fourth installment celebrates Dr. Teresa Couts and Randa Deaton, who were among eight professionals honored at the 2016 Commitment to Compassion Luncheon. Teresa and Randa were recognized for being drivers of community-wide healthcare improvements as co-executive directors of the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative and directors of the UAW/Ford Community Healthcare Initiative. Click here to read more.

Meanwhile, the next “Commitment to Compassion” luncheon will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Muhammad Ali Center in Downtown Louisville. The event will recognize and honor dedicated healthcare professionals who exemplify true compassion in the workplace. These are people who go above and beyond their job duties to extend needed consideration, kindness and compassion to patients, their colleagues and the broader community. We welcome nominees who are students, teachers, physicians, nurses, therapists, other health professionals, administrators, healthcare support personnel and community advocates. To nominate someone to be honored for their commitment to compassion in healthcare, click here. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 23, 2017.

 

Meet two more ‘Compassion Champions’ in Louisville healthcare

Compassionate Care Lunch GraphicInsider Louisville, Passport Health Plan and Compassionate Louisville’s Healthcare Constellation are partnering to recognize individuals who are making a positive difference in the healthcare community through a monthly article series.

This third installment celebrates two University of Louisville School of Medicine leaders who were among eight professionals honored at the 2016 Commitment to Compassion Luncheon. Dr. Toni Ganzel and Tony Simms were recognized for their significant efforts to infuse compassion and mindfulness into the practices, curriculum and culture at the School of Medicine. Click here to read more.

Meanwhile, the next “Commitment to Compassion” luncheon will be held Feb. 7, 2017, at the Muhammad Ali Center. The event will recognize and honor dedicated healthcare professionals who exemplify true compassion in the workplace. These are people who go above and beyond their job duties to extend needed consideration, kindness and compassion to patients, their colleagues and the broader community. We welcome nominees who are students, teachers, physicians, nurses, therapists, other health professionals, administrators, healthcare support personnel and community advocates. To nominate someone to be honored for their commitment to compassion in healthcare, click here. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 23, 2017.

 

Meet Two “Compassion Champions” of Louisville Healthcare

Compassionate Care Lunch GraphicAs part of the Compassionate Louisville campaign that was started in 2011, organizations across the city have assumed a leadership role in cultivating positive change. This is a mission that has been taken to heart by local healthcare professionals.

Insider Louisville, Passport Health Plan and Compassionate Louisville’s Healthcare Constellation are partnering to recognize individuals who are making a positive difference in the healthcare community through a monthly article series.

The latest installment celebrates two professionals who were among the eight honored at the 2016 Commitment to Compassion Luncheon: Betsy Cambron of Hosparus and Sylvia Simpson of Volunteers of America’s Freedom House were recognized for serving people in their organizations with unwavering compassion and extraordinary kindness.

To read more about them, please click here.

 

Meet two “compassion champions” of Louisville healthcare

Compassionate Care Lunch GraphicAs part of the Compassionate Louisville campaign that was started in 2011, organizations across the city have assumed a leadership role in cultivating positive change. This is a mission that has been taken to heart by local healthcare professionals.

Insider Louisville, Passport Health Plan and the Compassionate Louisville Healthcare Constellation are partnering to recognize compassion champions in the Louisville healthcare community through a monthly article series.

This first installment puts a spotlight on two professionals who were among the eight honored in early 2016 at the first annual Commitment to Compassion Luncheon, held at the Muhammad Ali Center. Mary Lee Eady is a founder and a volunteer registered nurse with the Family Community Clinic, and Dr. Scott Hedges is a senior vice president and chief medical officer for Seven Counties Services, Inc. Both professionals have dedicated themselves to bringing high-quality care to the city’s most vulnerable populations.

Mary Lee Eady, a compassionate nursing volunteermary Lee Eady

Mary Lee Eady has worked tirelessly to deliver compassionate care to Louisville as a nurse and founding member of the Family Community Clinic, and more than 6,000 individuals in the city and surrounding areas are healthier as a result. The clinic, located inside St. Joseph Catholic Church in Butchertown, provides medical assistance to uninsured individuals and families through the contributions of volunteer health professionals. Mary Lee is among the clinic’s passionate volunteers. Every day, in every one of her interactions with patients and clinic staff, Mary Lee puts kindness and thoughtfulness into practice. In doing so, she exemplifies the clinic’s mission of caring for the underserved.

Dr. ScottDr. Scott Hedges, a catalyst for better mental healthcare

Dr. Scott Hedges has devoted his medical career to serving people who are coping with a serious illness, disability, poverty or marginalization. During his tenure at Seven Counties Services, Scott’s focus has been on improving the health and quality of life for the homeless and those with severe psychological disability. He has actively sought out community partnerships to help support people with mental illness. These efforts, combined with a deep care and respect for individuals in his care, have allowed Scott to become a catalyst for work that has had a profound impact in Louisville and the surrounding region.

 

Compassionate Louisville Healthcare Constellation activates, convenes and hosts initiatives that enable Compassion to be more of a driving force of the healthcare experiences in our community.