The Great Kindness Challenge was created by the nonprofit group Kids for Peace to promote anti-bullying and foster a culture of kindness. The challenge, taking place from January 23-27, 2016, is one school week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible from the 50-item checklist provided at GreatKindnessChallenge.org. Like last year, many of the employees at Dignity Health will be taking the challenge alongside the students who will participate across the nation, matching their 50 good deeds with our own kind acts.
In keeping with Dignity Health’s culture of kindness, we invite the media to join us for a kick-off assembly at one of our local participating schools, Old Mission Elementary in San Luis Obispo, CA, on Monday, January 23 at 8:15 a.m. Students, parents, teachers, and family members will join to start this powerful week of kindness with motivational cheers and high-energy activities. Throughout the week, students will be creating kindness posters and kindness cards to be delivered to patients and staff at French Hospital Medical Center.
Using the provided checklist of 50 kind acts, students take the challenge and prove that bullying is weak and kindness is strength. The Great Kindness Challenge is a proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative that improves school climate and increases student engagement. Learn more about the Great Kindness Challenge.
Dignity Health Central Coast
Dignity Health Central Coast is comprised of five hospitals, all recognized for their quality of care, safety and service, primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and comprehensive home health services. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community’s access to health care.