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“Working Here isn’t for Everyone”

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, November 1st, 2008

I did recruitment events at Meridian Health in New Jersey for 4 years in a row. The CEO spoke at every event, welcoming the potential hirees and telling them about the culture of the hospital. I was intrigued when he said, and the video presentation reiterated, that “working here isn’t for everyone.” This hospital allowed no visible tattoos or body piercing, explaining that the patients, particularly the elderly, were uncomfortable with that. He made working at his hospital a privilege, for people dedicated to the mission of putting patients first. Many nurses were eager to work at this “exclusive” facility and felt honored to do so.

LeAnn

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