One of my big passions in life is good health, so I’m thrilled when I’m given the opportunity to use my professional capabilities to help people live better. So a couple of years ago, when I was put in contact with Pleasant Valley Hospital in West Virginia, whose Marketing Director needed a writer to help complete numerous projects, I knew I would love working with them.
I just didn’t know how much I would love it.
I’ve had the opportunity to write articles for the local newspaper about everything from cancer prevention to heart health to laparoscopic surgery to autism.
I’ve written a speech about an Employee of the Year, whose supervisor was nearly in tears as she talked about why this woman deserved this recognition.
I’ve interviewed then told the story of a man who is lucky to be alive after an accident and who was grateful for the staff at the hospital for keeping him calm and for their professionalism.
I’ve begun to build a voice for their capital campaign, which will provide the community with a state of the art diagnostic center for the region.
The stories I get to write have been uplifting. The doctors, staff, and patients know the Marketing Director by name. They’re happy to drop everything to talk to me. They go on and on about how wonderful the hospital is and how much they love the community and the fact that the hospital can offer a town of its size all it does. And it makes me feel incredible to be able to share their stories so that others in that area can know what they have in their town.
My point with all of this is to say that I do believe it’s important to partner with people you believe in and in the work that they do. I’m thrilled to be working with Pleasant Valley Hospital as they work to meet their mission.
In other words, find what drives you, then make sure your partners know how much you appreciate them.