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Quality Healthcare is our passion, improving lives is our reward. We are working to change lives and transform the delivery of healthcare. In this endeavor, we uphold the following values:
• Patients are our top priority: We are determined to be responsive and compassionate to the needs of those in our care.
• Uncompromised standards: We are dedicated to the highest standards of quality, talent and ethics.
• Community investment: We are committed to meeting the diverse needs of the communities we serve.
In 1813, the Quakers founded Friends Hospital based on the belief that all people, even those with a mental illness, can live a “moral, ordered existence if treated with kindness, dignity and respect.”
Today, Friends Hospital still operates under this original mission as written by the Hospital’s founders and, using the principles of wellness and recovery, strives to provide patients with the tools they need to understand and manage their illness.
“To provide for the suitable accommodation of persons who are or may be deprived of the use of their reason and the maintenance of an asylum for their reception, which is intended to furnish, besides requisite medical aid, such tender, sympathetic attention as may soothe their agitated minds, and under the Divine Blessing, facilitate their recovery.”
– Friends Hospital Mission Statement, 1813
In striving to achieve our mission, decisions and actions are guided by several basic values, including:
• Approaching each person, regardless of the degree of illness, with the belief that he or she is a unique and worthy individual who deserves treatment that is highly individualized and compassionate.
• Being responsive to patients, families and communities.
• Holding ourselves to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.
The same commitment to quality that makes Friends Hospital a top choice for individuals seeking behavioral health treatment makes working at Friends Hospital a special experience. Working at Friends Hospital makes you a part of a history that reaches back almost 200 years. And as a part of this team, you have an opportunity to make a difference in our community. Friends Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.
Friends Hospital offers healthcare, life insurance and disability benefits to help meet the needs of employees and their families. As our employee, you may be eligible to choose from a comprehensive list of benefits and select those that best meet the needs of you and your family. Among the benefits available to eligible employees are:
• Insurance and income protection
• Retirement and savings
• Flexible Spending Accounts
Friends Hospital is the oldest private psychiatric hospital in the nation. The hospital has been providing psychiatric treatment to adolescents, adults, and seniors for nearly 200 years. In 1813, the Quakers founded Friends Hospital based on the belief that all people, even those with a mental illness, can live a “moral, ordered existence if treated with kindness, dignity and respect.” The main focus of “moral treatment” was to strengthen the mental wellness of each patient. Thus, treatment concentrated on strengthening mental health, not on curing mental illness. This was a departure from the accepted view of the time and the guiding principle on which all of the hospital’s procedures were based.
Today, Friends Hospital still operates under this original mission and, using the modern principles of wellness and recovery, strives to provide patients with the tools they need to understand and manage their illness. Starting with a thorough evaluation, a comprehensive treatment plan is developed to help stabilize acute psychiatric symptoms. This plan provides the foundation for an individualized aftercare plan that supports the patient’s return to the community. Helping patients gain and maintain a sense of balance and accomplishment is an important step on the pathway to wellness and recovery.
Still a rural oasis in an urban setting, Friends Hospital continues as a mental health advocate for the community. The original “moral treatment” tenets of non-judgmental acceptance, individual responsibility, state of the art treatment modalities and gentle support remain its guiding principles. – less