Union City Healers Support Pediatric Day at the Discovery Dash 5K

Baptist Union City team members walked in the Discovery Dash 5K, located at the Discovery Park of America, on Saturday, Sept. 17. The “Union City Healers” walking team included approximately 50 Baptist Union City colleagues and their family members.

According to Chaplain Michael Dennison, director of pastoral care at Baptist Union City, “This exercise was developed as a team building experience based on the Baptist Management System (BMS). A system that implements 11 guiding principles, where ideal, principle-based behaviors generate excellent results. Our team is using this exercise to specifically focus on the principle of establishing and maintaining TRUST within our workplace culture.”

The BMS Guiding Principles include: Respect, Humility, Trust, Empathy, Perfection, Process Focus, Scientific Thinking, Quality at the Source, Flow and Pull, Constancy of Purpose and Systemic Thinking.

“The Discovery Dash 5K was an excellent opportunity to promote unity, instill positive energy and reaffirm trust among colleagues,” said Jennifer Borneman, director of admissions at Baptist Union City. “Stronger workplaces yield better results and more passionate, engaged employees. I am confident that this event will pay dividends for years to come.”

Skipper Bondurant administrator and chief executive officer at Baptist Union City said, “Our culture of healing, preaching and teaching expands well beyond the walls of the hospital due to our dedicated team members and the various ways they serve our community.” The BMH-Union City hospital would like to express their gratitude to the families of our team members who continue to support the BMH culture of giving back to our community. Also, Baptist Union City would like to express their sincere thanks to Ms. Clare Saum & the Discovery Park of America staff for their gracious support in our team-building, fun day. “I am so excited to participate in an activity that promotes a family-oriented atmosphere.” said Frankie Underwood, nursing informatics at Baptist Union City. “Thank you Baptist for the opportunity to bring my daughter to this event, so she can be a part of the teamwork I experience every day, and to learn the value of trust. I’m so glad that she and other Baptist families are able to meet our special team who cares for this community.”

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City is a 137-bed licensed facility located in the northwest corner of Tennessee. Medical services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, coronary intensive care, cancer treatment, a sleep disorders center, a 24-hour emergency room, telemedicine, imaging and laboratory services. The hospital also offers labor and delivery services and delivers the most babies in the area as part of the largest maternity and women’s health care facility in Northwest Tennessee. With advanced medical technology and world-class care, Baptist Union City is the recipient of many awards and accolades, including the QUEST Award for High-Value Healthcare from Premier Inc., the Quest Hero Award and an “A” rating for Safety from The Leapfrog Group. In 2022, Baptist Union City was one of only 5 hospitals in Tennessee to earn a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality, the highest distinction from the federal agency. In conclusion, Chaplain Dennison said, “This outstanding Healer team walked to support Pediatric Day and their local community. This was our first TRUST walk, and our Union City Healers walked this 5K inspired by Proverbs 3:5-6. “TRUST in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”