Forrest General Hospital employees bring smiles and laughter as they visit the Pediatric Unit
Hattiesburg, Miss. (October 30, 2015) – Children all over the Pine Belt will venture out tonight in their costumes collecting candy for Halloween, but for children staying in the hospital and unable to leave, the holiday can be disappointing. With that in mind, employees with Forrest General Hospital’s Employee Health Services dressed as popular Disney characters to take some Halloween treats and fun to the children in the Pediatric Unit.
“It was fun to watch their faces light up when they recognized the characters,” said Theresa Dueitt, ACNP, ANP, a primary healthcare provider with Employee Health Services.
At Forrest General, employees and staff embrace the We C.A.R.E. philosophy, which is designed to create a positive experience for all, equipping each employee to focus on C.A.R.E.ing moments in their daily work. The acronym stands for: communicate with compassion and courtesy; acknowledge and take action; respect and reassure the patient; and empathize and explain what is taking place.
“We saw this as an opportunity to show the children that we care. Dressing up today to have fun and share happiness with the children,” said Terry Sanford, LPN, operations manager for Employee Health Services.
To learn more about our We C.A.R.E. mission, visit forresthealth.org/about/mission-vision.