Dear Team UMC,
First of all, I would like to welcome Ms. LaMonica Threet, VP, Human Resources. Ms. Threet is no stranger to UMC; and I wish her a productive tenure.
March is National Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is: “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” This is a special time to recognize women, both past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, and more. The goal is to acknowledge women who have made important sacrifices and contributions to society. Women have long been instrumental in passing on our heritage in word and in print to communicate the lessons of those who came before us. Women’s stories, and the larger human story, expand our understanding and strengthen our connections with each other.
I would like to honor every woman in this hospital who has devoted and continue to devote their time and talents to care for our patients and our hospital while at the same time multitasking to care for their loved ones. You are all respected and valued beyond measure; please continue to excel.
I would also like to honor the women in our community who make a difference every day who despite many barriers continue to uphold their caregiving responsibilities to children and the elderly while striving for equity and justice.
“As women achieve power, the barriers will fall. As society sees what women can do, as women see what women can do, there will be more women out there doing things, and we’ll all be better off for it.”
-Chief Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
I wish all a wonderful and safe month of March. March did not “come in like a lion” this year; I am very grateful for the pleasant weather throughout the winter. Fingers crossed, March “will go out like a lamb” the same way it entered; either way Team UMC is ready and prepared.
Humbly and with Gratitude,
Jacqueline Jacquie Payne-Borden
Chief Executive Officer /Chief Nursing Officer