LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Jan. 23, 2014 – At Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, humankindness drives every interaction with the people we serve and is the foundation of the policies we champion. During the week of January 27-31, St. Rose Dominican will encourage employees to take part in The Great Kindness Challenge, which includes a suggested 50-item Act of Kindness checklist to complete by January 31.
Locally, St. Rose Dominican is working in partnership with the Josh Stevens Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that helps schools, businesses and youth organizations across the nation recognize and celebrate heartfelt acts of kindness. With their help, more than 68 Nevada schools are participating in The Great Kindness Challenge. Participating schools will also give out the 50-item checklist and encourage their students to complete that checklist by January 31. Students who complete the checklist will receive a gift from the Josh Stevens Foundation.
St. Rose is also collaborating with Kids for Peace, the nonprofit organization that holds the annual Great Kindness Challenge, to inspire students all over the world to take on a lifelong commitment to service and kindness. Their local chapter will also be involved with the activities.
“St. Rose is committed to practicing humankindness every day in our hospitals and care centers,” said Rod Davis, senior vice president of operations for Dignity Health Nevada and president/CEO, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus. “We are focused on putting in place policies that strengthen the human connection with our doctors, nurses, and caregivers so every guest feels welcomed, safe, comfortable, listened to, and respected. Our mission calls us to collaborate with organizations that share the same goals and help spread the word about the power of kindness, especially within schools.”
For more information on The Great Kindness Challenge and Kids For Peace, go to http://www.greatkindnesschallenge.org. For more information on the Josh Stevens Foundation, please visit http://www.joshstevensfoundation.org.