Archive for the ‘Mission Effectiveness’ Category

So What’s All This “ in2gr8” Stuff?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Glad we caught your attention. Here’s the low-down:   INTEGRATE!

In the coming months we will invite departments and divisions to think about what you would like to integrate more fully into the life of our health system. 

St. Mary’s Health System, similar to many other Catholic health systems, includes “Mission Effectiveness” as one aspect of its leadership and institutional identity.   It is a response to a call for faithfulness and commitment to the history and tradition of Catholic healthcare ministry. 

Recently we conducted mission assessment and one indicator was how well “mission plays…an integral role in all aspects of organizational life.”  In order to better reflect this idea, we decided to change the name Mission Effectiveness to Mission Integration

When the Mission Advisory Committee met for its annual retreat we discussed the implication of this name change.  We reflected on the origin of the word-integritas-meaning wholeness, completeness and having firm principles.  In other words, integrity means choosing to value and act in accordance with your mission and to be integrated means to encompass a wholistic approach. 

This is especially relevant for a Catholic health system, as a sense of wholeness is intricately tied to health and healing.  In fact, in the pastoral letter of the American Catholic Bishops on Health and Health Care, the bishops wrote:

Health in the biblical perspective means wholeness-not only physical, but also spiritual and psychological wholeness; not only individual, but also social and institutional wholeness.  Jesus was the Divine Healer who came to restore this health…he came to bring the fullness of life. 

As we initiate this change, you are invited to “Integrate Excellence” (one of our core values), by nominating a colleague for the Marguerite d’Youville Awards to honor people who live the mission in distinguished ways (forms available on e-bits and Tidbits.)

Are you ready to in2gr8? 

Elizabeth Keene, VP
Mission Integration

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center to Hold a Huge Yard Sale to Benefit Haiti

Friday, April 8th, 2011


Each year, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center holds a giant yard sale to benefit its partners in Haiti: the St. Boniface Foundation, Pwoje Espwa (Project Hope) orphanage, and the Sisters of Charity of Saint-Hyacinthe for their ministry in Haiti. 

This year, the yard sale will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Right now, we’re searching for donations such as:

Small appliances (no large appliances or furniture please)

Books (no textbooks, please)
DVDs & CDs
Gently used children’s clothing
Miscellaneous small household items

Please keep us in mind when you start your spring cleaning. Items can be dropped off on Friday, May 6, 2011 at the Lepage Conference Center at 99 Campus Avenue in Lewiston from 6:00 am until 5:00 pm. What a wonderful opportunity to help others and get rid of your unwanted items. You’ll feel great knowing that you’ve helped Haiti and have a little more room in your house! Unless, that is, you come back on Saturday between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm to purchase some cool yard sale finds!

If you have any questions, please call Yvette Levasseur at 777-8805.

Mission Week 2010 Haiti Marketplace

Friday, October 15th, 2010

The Haiti Marketplace The Haiti Marketplace was very successful and made just over $2400.00. Monies raised will go directly to Pwoje Espwa, a ministry to Haitian children led by Lewiston native, Fr. Marc Boisvert and to St. Boniface Hospital in Fonds des Blancs. Thanks to Shirley Perron, Moe Perron, and Jill Hurd for their leadership of the Marketplace and to the committee, the bakers, the donors, the volunteers.

Mission Week 2010 Auction/Raffle

Friday, October 15th, 2010

The Auction/Raffle was a wonderful event!  Thanks to the donors, the volunteers, the bidders, and the buyers of raffle tickets.   Congratulations to all the Blue Ribbon winners and to the Best in Show winner for employee/departmental donations.