Health care is work that demands for sacrifice, selflessness and a mission-driven sensibility. The same can be said of serving in any of our nation's armed forces.
“Doctors and nurses and other healthcare workers don’t go into this work to be called heroes, and veterans don’t join the service for accolades,” says Swedish Seattle Chief Medical Officer Chris Chisholm, M.D., U.S. Navy veteran. “We do it because we believe in the idea of serving an ideal greater than ourselves.”
Chris Chisholm, M.D., Swedish Seattle chief medical officer, is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
At Swedish, we count scores of veterans among our family, with a survey from last year showing more than five centuries of service in the U.S. Armed Forces among our ranks. Swedish will be recognizing our veterans’ service with a special commemorative pin for caregivers.
"Being a veteran influences me every day, " says Curtis Camp, Swedish's senior quality program manager and part of the team that helped create the pin for Swedish's military veterans. "The U.S. Army's values are loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. Those values are mirrored in Swedish's values, and I try to live them each day I come to work."
“We honor our veterans who have so selflessly served our nation in every branch of our armed forces. We especially honor our Providence Swedish caregivers who have served and continue in the work of health care to dedicate themselves to our patients and communities,” says Elizabeth Wako, M.D., chief executive of Providence Swedish’s Central Puget Sound region. “From the entire Providence Swedish community, I want to say thank you to every veteran and military family. We are grateful for your courage and sacrifice.”