At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, our values are integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence. Recently, these values were redefined through the ICARE acronym.
Each month we will feature one of our ICARE values and demonstrate what they mean to us through team member and patient storytelling. Integrity puts the "I" in ICARE and will be features in the month of July. To see how our team members incorporate integrity into patient care, check out their stories below, and stay tuned for stories focused on compassion in August.
Integrity can be defined as a sense of wholeness brought about by qualities such as honesty and consistency of character. At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, it goes beyond adherence to a specific code of moral values. Integrity is not something you're born with - it's something you continuously work on possessing throughout your life. Out team members are working to ensure that integrity is part of every exchange with every patient or visitor, every day.
Beaudine Richmond, a Performance Improvement Specialist, discusses how working on safety initiatives behind the scenes helps with overall patient care. To see his story, go here.
Denise Fisher, a surgical tech in neurology, discusses how integrity plays an integral part in preparing the OR for surgery. To see her story, go here.
Kyle Smith, a pharmacist at the Center for Advanced Medicine, talks of how understanding what chemotherapy patients and their families go through helps him to be sensitive to their situation. To see his story, go here.
Candace Nall, a resident physician in emergency medicine, discusses how listening, asking and understanding are all ways in which she improves the standard of patient care daily. To see her story, go here.
Lucy Franjic, a resident physician in emergency medicine talked to us about how important it is to be able to tend to the "little things" that can make all the difference in the world to a patient. To see her story, go here.