CHI - Mercy Hospital Valley City

Winter 2018

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INSIGHTS MERCY Winter 2018 MISSION The Mission of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities. CORE VALUES REVERENCE INTEGRITY COMPASSION EXCELLENCE It Starts with Inside Teaming Up for Swing Bed Care P.2 Honoring Excellence P.4 Danielle Arneson's job starts at 6:30 a.m. and ends with a thoroughly clean hospital for patients, visitors, and staff. A hospital doesn't necessarily have to be big. It doesn't always require the latest piece of medical equipment. A hospital, however, must always be clean. Danielle Arneson, Environmental Services Technician at CHI Mercy Health, is one of four people responsible for making this happen every day. "Patients and staff alike rely on clean surfaces and areas to ensure we're helping people get better," Danielle says. "We keep the hospital looking nice and also keep it sanitized to avoid the spread of germs." For nine years, Danielle has tackled this challenge. During her time at CHI Mercy Health, she has grown to love one aspect of her job in particular: interacting with patients. "Patients typically speak to me while I clean their rooms," Danielle says. "The hospital accommodates around 23 patients, so it can seem like a nice little community. I sometimes pop in to say hello, even on days when I'm not working on the patient floor. It's just a pleasure to make their stays as comfortable as possible, whether that's by cleaning their room or by visiting them." Danielle Arneson, Environmental Services Technician CLEANLINESS

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