A Diversity Message From Neil Meltzer — November

Since 1990, we have celebrated Native American Heritage Month in November. The initial idea to recognize our country’s “first Americans” was championed in the early 1900s by Dr. Arthur C. Parker, a member of the Seneca tribe and director of the Rochester Museum & Science Center in New York. A century later, the impact and influence of Native American culture continues to reverberate not only in our adoption of many of their rules of governing, but in our enjoyment of pastimes such as canoeing and lacrosse and in observing Native peoples’ ongoing commitment to the stewardship of the environment and of their sacred lands. Over the next month, we are offered the opportunity to reflect on the incredible accomplishments of Native Americans who over many generations have emerged as respected scholars, military personnel, artists and educators.

Neil MeltzerNov. 11 is Veterans Day This special day is an opportunity to honor our country’s brave military veterans, both men and women, those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces to defend our nation, our way of life, and to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Their service and actions, including some LifeBridge Health employees, have advanced the cause of liberty around the world and protected the freedoms we enjoy. The armed forces are made up of Americans from a variety of cultures, faiths and ethnicities reflecting the breadth of diversity that has always made our nation strong. Especially on this day, reach out to a veteran at your work facility and thank them for their service.

The birth of Baha’u’llah is celebrated on Nov 12. Baha’u’llah, a Persian nobleman who founded the Bahá’í faith, was born to a wealthy family in the area now known as Tehran, Iran. Throughout his life, he devoted his energies to caring for the sick and poor. Imprisoned for his beliefs for 25 years, he spent that time dedicating himself to spiritual contemplation and reflection. After his release, Baha’u’llah shared the books, tablets and letters that he wrote, which came to form the core scripture of the Bahá’í tradition, emphasizing the fundamental “oneness” of all humanity.

This year, we begin the holiday season with our annual Thanksgiving celebration on Nov. 24. On this national holiday, which originated as a harvest festival, Americans will gather with family and friends in gratitude for the prosperity and abundance in their lives. At this time, we are reminded to be grateful for the work that sustains us, the relationships that enhance our lives and the choices that freedom has and continues to offer us. At LifeBridge Health, we strive daily to provide the best care for our patients, while supporting and comforting their families; and we use a variety of strategies, including the Diversity Council, to make our organization an inclusive and empowering place to work for all our employees. As we rally together to continue making our organization a great place to work, I want to tell you how grateful I am for your passion, dedication and commitment. Also, I would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving.

At LifeBridge Health we celebrate both what makes us diverse and unique, and what makes us the same - our shared purpose of caring for communities together.

— Written by Neil Meltzer, president and CEO of LifeBridge Health

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    lifebridgehealth: "We had so many great entries in our team pictures for our #LBHBestFootForward Contest that we had trouble picking a winner. Thanks to CEO Neil Meltzer & our other LBH leaders, we don't have to - we're giving all 29 teams who entered a pizza party! We will be following up with our teams to arrange delivery. THANK YOU to everyone who participated - you really knocked our socks off! Check out some of the amazing entries. #balitmoremd"
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