Each quarter, the leaders at Tift Regional Health System (TRHS) meet to further their leadership skills at Leadership Development Institutes (LDI). The two-day training typically consists of educational sessions and team-building exercises, but their most recent LDI included a special activity: community service.
“Last November, we chose to incorporate community service projects into our LDIs. For our last round of projects, our leaders were formed into two large teams. This time, we aimed to reach as many of our service areas as possible and performed projects in several areas,” stated Beth Ryther, System Director of Service Excellence at TRHS.
The projects included: landscaping a pocket park near the Fitzgerald Arts Council, landscaping a Tifton veteran’s home through the Homes for Heroes project, painting at the Sylvester Women’s Club, random acts of kindness at the Tifton Wal-Mart, delivering food to Brother Charlie’s Rescue Center in Tifton, and painting bathrooms at the Adel-Cook Boys and Girls Club.
Each team was given gift cards to allow them to purchase additional supplies while volunteering at their respective locations.
“Our mission is to serve the health needs of the patient as well as those of the communities we serve. As healthcare workers, we are privileged to serve our patients and their families every day. Our community projects gave us an opportunity to serve in a different way. The leadership at Tift Regional is honored to have a chance to give back,” stated Ryther.
See below for photos from each project:
Homes for Heroes landscaping
Random Acts of Kindness at Tifton Wal-Mart
Painting bathrooms at the Adel-Cook Boys and Girls Club
Painting at the Sylvester Women's Club
Delivering food to Brother Charlie's Rescue Center
Landscaping at the Fitzgerald Arts Council Park