Regularly during the year, the BHS Mission Integration members sponsor an orientation for recently hired BHS employees. It is like a two-day retreat during which the men and women who will work in various positions within the Benedictine Health System, learn the history, nature, and mission of their new employer.
Sister Lisa Maurer, BHS Mission Integration Manager; Sister Mary Christa Kroening, Senior Consultant, Liturgical and Ritual Services; Bill Hall, Mission Director; and Jan Barrett, Education Director, among others, helped host the most recent BHS New Employee Orientation at St. Scholastica Monastery and the BHS Duluth Corporate Offices.
The new employees learned about the history of the Benedictine Sisters in health care and about the beginning of the Benedictine Health System. Bill Hall spoke to the “Shared Statement of Identity and Ethical Religious Directives” in the answer to the question “What Makes Catholic Healthcare Catholic?”
Jan Barrett described the Core Values and the BHS Customer Service Standards and she showed a video on meaningful work.
The first day was spent in the Monastery so the attendees could become acquainted with the Benedictine monastic lifestyle and with some of the Sisters. They took a tour of the Monastery and they attended prayers and dined with the Sisters.
The second day was spent at the Duluth Corporate Offices where the new employees learned what characteristics distinguish the BHS, how the corporation is structured, and its strong commitment to Quality.
After closing prayers and a retreat pin ceremony, a “meet and eat” time with the BHS Corporate Staff concluded the orientation.