Growing our visibility and engagement in the communities we serve
At UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center, we love to see all the amazing ways our teams make a difference both inside and outside our organization. In 2019, we launched three Community Engagement Committees to enhance our visibility and engagement in the community. We created these committees to show our community how much they matter to us.
These three committees actively target engagement efforts toward Business Leaders, Mothers and Families, and Volunteers. These committees are focused on hearing the voice of our customers and creating offerings that support your needs and the needs of the community.
Business Leaders: This committee works to identify the needs of our business community, gathering feedback from local business leaders and formulating plans on how the hospital directly engages with businesses. Throughout June and July, this team hosted roundtable discussions with business leaders to learn more about their health care needs, the needs of their employees and how Trinity can support those needs.
Mothers and Families: This committee focuses on being visible and present in the community, while sharing the UnityPoint Health ‘you belong’ message. So far this year, the team has organized a Mother’s Day event, participated in several community parades, and hosted a coloring contest for kids. Their latest fundraising drive allowed local middle school students, who qualify for free or reduced school lunch, to sign up to receive a brand-new pair of tennis shoes to wear on the first day of school.
Volunteers: This committee’s priority is to engage and retain current volunteers, while encouraging others to become a volunteer. Trinity’s volunteers are great advocates for our organization, and this group continues to find ways to enhance the volunteer experience. They are currently adding a referral program for volunteers who refer a friend. We love our volunteers and would love to have you be a part of this great mission.
Since creating these committees, we’ve enjoyed seeing the impact UnityPoint Health has made within our community. We’ve led several initiatives to support the community, including hosting a pen pal program between local elementary schools and nursing homes, doing food and clothing drives, recognizing graduating seniors and doing virtual townhall meetings with community members.
At UnityPoint Health, the care we deliver is a great asset to our community and being involved with our community is one way we can continue to show people in our community how much they matter to us. We thank our team members for all the ways they make a difference.
Leah Glasgo is the chief executive officer of UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center.