Gratitude spotlight: World Gratitude Day

A portrait of Kevin CroweKevin Crowe, Director, Grateful Patient and Family Fundraising

(August 2018) — Originating in the mid-1960s at an international gathering, World Gratitude Day may just be gaining the momentum it deserves. In a world seeking genuine human connection, gratitude is an expression that ‘ripples out’ says Dr. Lisa Williams, senior lecturer in psychology at The University of New South Wales in Australia, adding, someone who receives gratitude is more likely to reciprocate it and act to the benefit of others.

At Dignity Health we recognize the importance of expressing gratitude on a daily basis. Gratitude to our physicians, clinicians, and staff for the dedicated work and patient care they provide every day. Gratitude from our patients, their family, and visitors who voice their thanks for the kindness they experience throughout our ministry. Gratitude to our donors and supporters who believe in our mission of delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services; serving and advocating for our sisters and brothers who are poor and disenfranchised; and partnering with others in the community to improve quality of life.

On Friday, September 21, 2018 - World Gratitude Day - we wish to thank everyone who contributes to our culture of gratitude.

Celebrate with us and share your gratitude for the people and events in your life and community. Watch for our communications about how you can share in the celebration.

At the end of the day increase your personal happiness and overall satisfaction by accepting and passing on gratitude regularly.