A Message from Ardent President and CEO
At Ardent Health Services, our people come first. The ability to fulfill our purpose of caring for patients, their families and one another is dependent upon finding and developing the right talent. We focus on four simple, but critical tenets that ensures we fulfill our mission - compassion, respect, accountability and responsibility.
From our corporate office to our hospitals and clinics, we work diligently to build and support a purpose-driven culture where work is valued and people are appreciated for demonstrating excellence and living our purpose.
I believe we all have the power to make a difference – one decision in one moment that could impact an experience, an outcome or a life. I refer to it as the Power of One. It is who we are and what we expect at Ardent, because our work matters.
Our communities rely on us when illness and tragedy strike. We see the power of our purpose and caregivers’ vital role during challenging times. To support the care at the frontlines, it takes a team. We all contribute in meaningful ways toward our purpose.
I am also proud of the way in which we care for one another when a member of our Ardent family needs emergency financial assistance for reasons outside of their control, whether it be as a result of medical concern or natural disaster. Through the Ardent Cares Foundation, we have witnessed the generosity of our employees’ willingness to support one another and work together for good.
Bringing expertise and diverse perspectives together allows us to learn from one another. We foster a culture of continuous improvement through programs such as Ardent Service Excellence, Leading with Purpose and Women @ Ardent. Through training, mentoring, performance management and incentives to support continued education, we invest in our employees and their professional development.
At Ardent, we also believe in having a little fun, celebrating our success and giving back to our communities. We are one company working together to improve the lives of our patients and one another. I welcome you to join us in this exciting time at Ardent.
David T. Vandewater
Ardent Health Services President and CEO