Letter to the Community
There are historic moments in the life of any organization. By their nature, such moments are the products of vision combined with the courage to act. Over the last 109 years, we have had many such moments at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
Vision and courage have been a part of our organization since our founders constructed our predecessor, the Deaconess Home and Hospital, in 1902. Those same attributes drove the decision to build our second home at 315 8th Street, which opened in 1954. And in 1994, our leaders had the vision to join Memorial Health System.
Now we find ourselves at another historic moment. In keeping with our past, we have constructed a new home to deliver our mission. It is an amazing building designed to enhance patient safety, strengthen the quality of care and improve convenience and privacy. The pages that follow will introduce you to some of the enhancements that have been made possible by this new building and through the generous support of our kind donors. After reading, we're confident you'll share in our pride and excitement.
It takes more than bricks and mortar, however, to fulfill our mission. It requires people. And we are blessed to have an outstanding team of employees, volunteers and physicians who have been improving the health of the people and communities we serve for many years. Their skill and commitment, combined with our new building and the medical equipment and technology it houses, will preserve our mission for future generations - from our children to our grandchildren and their children, too.
It is important to remember that this is why we acted. To ensure that you, our friends and neighbors, will continue to have access to high-quality, patient-centered healthcare. To be there when you need us most in a facility designed to accommodate your needs. To provide you the best care possible. You deserve nothing less.
As we move into our new hospital and the future that follows, we gain energy in knowing that the work is not done and the cause is not complete. Our mission to improve the health of the people and communities we serve is unending. We will continue to work, every day, to achieve our vision of being a national leader for excellence in patient care. As we engage in our work, we are strengthened in knowing that, like our predecessors, we had the courage to act when our vision required it of us. And, as a result, our mission to improve your health will endure.
Dolan C. Dalpoas
President and Chief Executive Officer