Infirmary Coworker Highlighted in Imagine “Speaking Spiritually” Section

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This quarter, CHI National has been asking us the question: How do you express your spirituality at work? Coworkers from all over the nation answered that question by using the imagine Chat on the well-being pages on InsideCHI. Below we list a few of the highlighted responses in the imagine magazine.

Christopher Cabana, Infirmary coworker, answer was highlighted in the magazine: “I have a new Bible verse or encouraging message on display at my desk every morning, and I update my email signature block weekly with a note of encouragement.”

Thanks Chris for sharing!

Below are other answers from coworkers around the nation:

“As I look out my office window, I can see (and hear) the Mercy One helicopter. Each time I hear it coming or going, I say a Hail Mary.”
Joan Bindel
Mercy Medical Center

“I love being available for patients who need prayer and encouragement. I have been able to sing worship songs and be there for people who just need a little extra “umph” that medications can’t offer. My God has given me a body with talents to serve people, and I am very thankful that I’m in a setting where that is possible and encouraged.”
Emilie Smart
Mercy Medical Center

“I express my spirituality at work with gratitude and joy. I find joy in expressing my gratitude with those I work with internally and externally. Working in an environment where expressing our spirituality is encouraged gives me peace. Laughing with others at work lifts my spirits and brings joy to our working environment.”
Emilia Felix
CHI National Office

“I listen to all that CHI has to offer. I enjoy listening to our Monday reflection. It sets a positive tone for the rest of the week.”
Tonya Calvert-Reed
CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

“I pray for my patients before I arrive at work. I offer to pray for them at the bedside. I sing to them once in a while. My work is my prayer.”
Patricia Pettz
CHI Health Good Samaritan


Join the conversation at imagine Chat (formerly Share Your Spirit) by logging on to the well-being pages on InsideCHI (formerly known as My Healthy Spirit).