To Our Dedicated Staff
As one year ends, and we get ready to welcome a New Year, rather than review the opening of new programs, the renovation of a building, or a new service, I would like to reflect on the heart of RiverSpring Health, the incredible men and women who care for our residents, patients and members each day. Our staff has chosen this field not for the glory or the accolades, but rather because they are making a difference in someone’s life. Because of their care, their smile, and their respect, thousands of older adults in our care live their lives in safety and with dignity.
From the housekeeper who puts clean sheets on the bed each day, to the cook who prepares special meals for a resident who has a food allergy, please accept my sincere gratitude for your hard work and commitment. Longevity is key to our community as evidenced by Dr. Michael Danber, our Director of the Hebrew Home Laboratory, who has been an employee of the Hebrew Home for 45 years. Nearly forty percent of our employees have been on staff at RiverSpring Health for at least ten years. In a society where the average length of stay for an employee is four years, having this high standard of continuity is rare.
I look forward to 2016, as we continue our mission of care and help thousands of older adults throughout New York City live forward with grace.
Thank you to the 2,000+ RiverSpring Health employees. You are an inspiration and I am grateful to you. May this be a year of joy and compassion for you and your family.