Story by: Maggie Roetker on March 23, 2017
The mission of Norton Healthcare is to provide quality health care to all those we serve, in a manner that responds to the needs of our communities and honors our faith heritage. This can take many forms. Recently that meant participating in a Surgery on Sunday program and providing endoscopic procedures for those who were not able to afford them.
Twenty-nine employees with expertise in endoscopy, surgery and patient care recently came together with six physicians to help 10 patients.
“It gave me a good feeling knowing that I could contribute and share my knowledge and talent in a way that benefits others,” said Mary Gragg, R.N., nurse manager in the surgical department at Norton Healthcare Pavilion. “I feel blessed to be a part of a caring organization that would participate in this great community service. I look forward to helping with this service again in the future!”
“I’ve been at Norton Hospital for 40 years and in endoscopy for over 30 of those years,” said Connie Jordan, LPN. “It amazes me every day to know that I work for an organization that cares for people and that supports our community and what we do.”
The volunteers spent a Sunday performing procedures to either treat issues patients were having or to screen for cancer.
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