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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

What's in a name

Most have heard the famous question posed by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” While Shakespeare is questioning whether a name should hold that much meaning, a name does give direction, purpose, and meaning to who and what that person or company is.

Direction, Meaning, & Purpose within the Name

Developing a name is not an easy feat for many but for us, but it was clear who and what we wanted to be for our patients, families, employees, and communities. When we came up with our name, we believed, and still do, that everything we do is Centric to the people that we care for and the people that work for us. That was really the foundation upon which we started the company.

Centric is defined as located in or at a center; or concentrated about or directed to a center.

And for us, that centric point is our patients, our employees, our communities – all of that is what we are centered to.

Leading Ourselves Daily

While every company would like to say that every single one of their employees thinks about the company’s name and what that means to them and their lives every morning, that is just not true or realistic. It is an ongoing, sometimes daily, process to ensure that our name is not just a name. It is important for us, as leadership, to really help lead our employees to understand why the name is important. It is the people at Centric Home Health and Hospice who give meaning and purpose to the name by demonstrating the core of who we are daily.

Core Values Define Our DNA

Stay tuned to read more on our core values but for now, let me give you a little context. For us, our core values define what it means to be Centric to our patients, families, employees, and communities. Our core values include servanthood, accountability, boldness, unity, creativity, transparency, and community.  Every one of our core values can be encompassed within Servanthood. This is what we lead with. We are here to serve – our patients, their families, our employees & coworkers, and our communities.

We can serve others best when we…

  • hold ourselves accountable to be our best and put our best foot forward.
  • are bold to do right by our patients, their families, and our staff.
  • unite for the common purpose of caring for those in our charge.
  • are creative to think of new and better ways to deliver care.
  • are open and honest about where we are and what we are doing.
  • become a part of what makes our communities better place to live and grow.

Choosing to be Centric

Whether or not you believe that Shakespeare was right to question the meaning of names, we at Centric Home Health and Hospice choose to define who we are and what we do by what we call ourselves. We are Centric to our patients, their families, our employees, and our communities. Have questions? We are here to help you see how Centric does Home Health and Hospice better.

 

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