Titans Tip-Off Spirit of March Madness with Saint Thomas Health


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans helped Saint Thomas Health host its Leadership Development Institute ("LDI") conference with a theme of "March Madness" for more than 350 associates from across Tennessee at LP Field.

"This is our third leadership retreat here at LP Field," said Bernie Sherry, chief executive officer, Nashville inpatient operations of Saint Thomas Health.  "We like to get our leaders together on a quarterly basis.  Today, we're here reviewing our goals and objectives.  Similar to how a team would huddle at the end of the fourth quarter, we're huddling our team here today."

Titans tip off March Madness with Saint Thomas Health at LP Field. (Photos: Lynne McCracken)

Karen Springer, chief operating officer of Saint Thomas Health reminded the associates that it's their mission to give themselves, their talents, hearts and commitment to the mission and supporting those leaders that care for patients 365 days a year.

Dr. Mike Schatzlein, president and CEO of Saint Thomas Health, thanked the group for its dedication and commitment to helping people live healthier lives and transforming the healthcare experience.

"Bring joy in a spiritual environment," Schatzlein said.  "We don't compromise our mission and values.  Taking better, reverent, holistic healthcare to patients wherever they are is what no other healthcare provider does.  Getting close to patients in the community and providing compassionate healthcare is what our associates understand and believe in."

Additionally, the program provided information to cultivate continued excitement about their Ministry and its purpose.


"One of the key outcomes we're looking for in this retreat is that we want to be the hospital and health system of choice for patients throughout Middle Tennessee," said Gordon Ferguson, chief executive officer of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  "Make this a place where associates want to work and where physicians want to come and practice medicine."

Titans cheerleaders, Anne and Jessi, and mascot, T-Rac all stopped by to spread cheer and pose for pictures.

Saint Thomas Health is committed to taking care of patients and their families physically, emotionally and spiritually. Their mission is to provide holistic care, which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

Embrace the possibilities in every day and "Nothing shall be Impossible."

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