Cottage Health 2019 Culture Audit

Honoring Our Everyday Heroes Everyday Heroes are nominated by colleagues and sometimes patients who recognize team members for going above and beyond their normal job responsibilities to make the lives of others better. Hosted by our President and CEO, Ron Werft, who reads the nominations (which can be very moving and have been known to bring tears to the audience), and presents them with a certificate and a gift. At the conclusion of the ceremony, all nominees are entered into drawing, and a winner is selected to receive eight hours of PTO. Holiday Parties We host five holiday parties at local hotels over the course of two weekends. Employees and volunteers may attend for free and are invited to bring a guest for a nominal fee. The evening includes a buffet dinner, along with a DJ, band and dancing for entertainment. At the end of the evening, there is a raffle for gifts and grand prize. Halloween Parties Each October, we host several Halloween parties where employees are encouraged to enter a costume contest. Some locations also sponsor a pumpkin carving contest. Human Resources hosts these events and provides the pumpkins, refreshments and prizes. United Way Volunteering and Socializing Cottage Health supports the United Way and we kickoff our employee campaign with an ice cream social. We also come together to volunteer for community projects at the Day of Caring and host local students for hospital tours, reading and lunch at ‘Fun in the Sun’ summer days. Touring the giant freezer in our kitchen is always a hit with the kids, and they love our Patient Simulation Lab with manikins that perform very realistic bodily functions. 88/94 Start | Contents | Highlights | General Information | Hiring & Welcoming | Inspiring | Speaking | Listening | Thanking | Developing | Caring | Celebrating | Sharing • Celebrating 6.33