We hope you had a safe and Happy 4th of July. We are grateful to live in a country where we still have the freedom to enjoy a good family BBQ, time camping with friends, and the ability to see fireworks light up the sky in celebration. As I strolled around Dawson on the beautiful, sunny 4th of July, I couldn’t help noticing all of the toppled trees. Many were taken in preparation for the city street work, and others had fallen victim to the recent storms. This reminded me of the book I read, “The hidden Life of Trees” by Peter Wohlleben. In the book, he talks about how ‘social’ trees are. They communicate and share food and truly understand their need for one another. They also host other friends such as animals, insects, and birds. According to the author, mature trees will also share nutrients to give new life to a stump that has been cut down in hopes of regenerating a new shoot. Like trees, healthcare workers are resilient to so many external forces and continue to stick together to provide care to each other and those they serve. I am so grateful that many of our JMHS team celebrated this Independence Day by caring for those that needed care. Our TEAM values make us proud, and we hope you check out Facebook this week to see how we recognize those individuals that demonstrate JMHS Team spirit!
Kris Jacobson, LNHA, LALD, MBA