Happy New Year from our family to yours
From recognizing the special moments that took place to focusing on how we can best serve our community in the future, 2018 brought plenty to reflect on. It is rare to have a hospital with such depth in medical specialties combined with the newest ideas and the most up-to-date equipment.
In 2018, we continued to make headway in enhancing exceptional care environments to match the exceptional care we provide to our friends, neighbors and family members.
This year, two different trauma cases made international news; one was about a young gentleman who sustained an injury during a rodeo and the other focused on a dedicated family man who was impaled by a front loader baling spear. Our trauma team came together when each of these individuals experienced a life-threatening emergency.
Our Portneuf family was deeply invested the United Way campaign and the generosity of our team members will be felt across the community. When our sister hospital, Bay Medical in Florida, was hit by a hurricane leaving their community devastated, our team helped provide emergency assistance for our fellow healthcare employees — those who every day make a difference in the lives of patients, their families and one another.
This year we invested in helping mentor and train the next generation of healthcare providers. Our administration, staff and physicians volunteered valuable hours to not-for-profit organizations, schools, community events, health care clinics and other organizations in the communities we serve.
As an organization, we remained focused on providing meaningful grants and sponsorship that foster continued health and we support those organizations that have a significant impact on our neighbors’ lives.
You may have seen us build a playground in a rural community; perhaps you saw us tape the ankle of a young man on a high school football team; or saw us as we delivered a truckload of diapers to those in need.
You may have seen members of our family wave goodbye to employees who were honored with a scholarship to serve a medical mission or to find advancement with an academic scholarship. Even when you don’t see us, we continue to invest in things that matter to you, to us and to our community.
In 2019, we look forward to finding new and meaningful ways to extend our reach and improve the health and quality of life for all those we serve. From our family to yours, we wish you all a safe and happy holiday! Best wishes for the coming year.
Dan Ordyna has been the chief executive officer of Portneuf Medical Center since July 2013. He has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in accountancy from Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Holly, have five children and reside in Pocatello.