I have a strong suspicion those who have been involved with our organization these past 25 years know that there is something quite special happening at Housecall Providers. I felt it immediately upon joining Housecall Providers but couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Sure, there was the novelty of being part of an organization that sets itself apart from the norm of health care delivery in so many ways, but it went beyond that.
Now, almost three years in, I think part of it lies in the type of people an organization like ours draws into its fold. Like the amazing employees and volunteers that have walked through our doors and added their distinct passion to our brand of medicine, many who consider their time here more a calling than a job. Then, there are the lives those people have touched: our patients, caregivers, family members, advocates, funders and partners in care. Together, this synergy has propelled us to continue to serve our community and care for over 12,000 seriously ill community members.
Yet, while these individuals truly have and continue to be the cornerstone of our organization, I feel it is our collective will to reach our imagined future that continues to fuel this organization. The belief that home-based medicine will one day become the standard of care for the seriously ill, and not an offshoot of the medical community that it is today. That all people regardless of who they are will receive the same compassionate care when and where they need it. We are committed to working towards these goals and using the next 25 years to ensure that they become a reality. A sincere thank you to everyone who has believed in this work and continues to walk with us.
I hope you will be able to join us on October 13 as we celebrate 25 years of bringing health care home as well as the employees, volunteers, donors, partners and advocates who have made Housecall Providers such a jewel of our community.
Rebecca Ramsay, MPH