One Body of Service

KentuckyOne Health Remaining Operations

By John Brothers, Division Vice President, Mission Integration

John Brothers, Division Vice President, Mission Integration

It is an exciting time to be a part of KentuckyOne as we grow and start a new chapter in the central and eastern market! There are great things happening every day from the bedside, with the excellent care that is provided, to the halls of administration, where decisions are made that extend our healing to the communities we serve. In between those two areas and beyond, mission is taking place at all levels of the organization. Every person was created for a purpose and every position in the organization has a purpose to serve the mission of bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.

We all work together in bringing the mission alive through the work we do. Everyone and every position is important for us to be successful in our healing ministry. First Corinthians 12:20-26 states: “As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ And the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you!’ On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”

The beauty of our organization is that we are all called to work together in bringing this mission alive in the communities we serve. Each person has a unique, purposeful position in contributing to the wellness of the people we are honored to serve, including each other.

I am reminded of the story where President John F. Kennedy was walking the halls of NASA in 1961 and encountered a janitor cleaning the floor. The President introduced himself to the janitor and asked what he was doing. His response was, “I’m helping put a man on the moon.” Whether the story is true or not, it speaks to understanding mission. Each and everything we do should contribute to accomplishing our mission of healing.

Do you sometimes think that you are doing a meager task that seems unimportant or do you realize that what you are doing is fulfilling our mission? You are important and necessary for the body we know as KentuckyOne to bring healing, hope and wellness to all, including the underserved.

Let’s not wait for great things to come; let’s make incredible things happen every day for yourself, your patient, your co-worker and your community!