June 30, 2019
For David Dick, a healthy Huron comes down to three things: accessibility, helpfulness and knowledge.
“People need access, they need to be helped, and they need not just information – but knowledge,” the president and CEO of Huron Regional Medical Center says.
“Trusted knowledge – applied thoughtfully in service to others,” he adds. “We are here for our community and are committed to making sure our nurses and physicians – our knowledge holders – have all they need to take the information they receive and turn it into knowledge for our patients and our community.”
The sharing of knowledge is reciprocal. The hospital is also looking to the greater Huron region for their knowledge to help the hospital continue to strengthen its work. “We’re constantly finding ways we can involve the community to discover solutions to our greatest opportunities and needs,” said David. “That’s why I am so excited about the work happening through the HRMC Foundation in recent years.”
It is a community effort, involving leaders like Mayor Paul Aylward and School Superintendent Terry Nebelsick to work toward a healthy Huron. It also takes the work of the Foundation, led by Executive Director Paul Rann, working directly with people like Paul and Terry to support initiatives that ensure Huron – as a community – remains healthy today, and well into the future.
“By connecting with community members every single day, the Foundation is helping us to transform the way we look at – and deliver – health care here at home,” David explained. “The Foundation plays a critical role in carving out a healthy Huron.”
Through the Foundation, scholarships are awarded to students looking to go into health and wellness professions who are willing to commit to returning to Huron to work in our medical community. The financial support is an example of love for community expressed through philanthropy.
“Our physicians and nurses love science. They love medicine. And they could practice anywhere,” he continued. “But they love their work because they are doing more than just taking care of someone – they are taking care of a community they love.”
It’s a value system that David believes makes Huron special and well worth committing to. “This is the community’s hospital. It is theirs,” David says. “With their partnership through the Foundation, they are saying, ‘we are in this together.’ And together, we can – and will – do big things.”
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