Locally, St. Rose is working in partnership with the Josh Stevens Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that helps schools, businesses and youth organizations across the nation to recognize and celebrate heartfelt acts of kindness. With their help, more than 150 Nevada schools are participating in The Great Kindness Challenge. Participating schools will also give out the 50-item checklist and encourage their students to complete that checklist by January 27. Students who complete the checklist will receive a gift from the Josh Stevens Foundation.
The 2016 Great Kindness Challenge was a record-breaking year with more than 5 million students completing more than 250 million acts of kindness, and this year we are set to have even more students participate. In addition to serving as a presenting sponsor of the Great Kindness Challenge, many of Dignity Health’s more than 62,000 executives, employees, and physicians will be taking the Great Kindness Challenge alongside the students that week, effectively "matching" their good deeds in hospital, clinic, and office settings.
"St. Rose is committed to practicing humankindness every day in our hospitals and care centers," said Brian Brannman, senior vice president of operations for Dignity Health Nevada. "We are focused on putting in place policies that strengthen the human connection with our doctors, nurses, and caregivers so every guest feels welcomed, safe, comfortable, listened to, and respected. Our mission calls us to collaborate with organizations that share the same goals and help spread the word about the power of kindness, especially within schools."
Read more about The Great Kindness Challenge and Kids For Peace. Read more about the Josh Stevens Foundation.