Humanity at Work

Sad to say, the health care system defines patients by their illness rather than their humanity, and takes far more interest in symptoms than feelings. But BayCare is rewriting what’s been written in stone and shaking the very foundation of health care. We’re creating a brand new health care model, whose foundation rests on recognizing and respecting each patient’s humanity; on displaying real compassion and real empathy; on meeting the needs of every community and every individual; and on providing quality care that is always available and easily accessible. Simply put, it’s a new prescription for the future of healthcare.

Do It for Them. Go to the Doctor.

A recent study showed that 60% of men don’t go to a doctor regularly. So we asked local Tampa Bay residents to record a message to their loved ones about the importance of going to the doctor.

No matter the reason - a busy schedule, you don’t know where to start, or you think “if it doesn’t hurt, don’t fix it” - it’s important to get your health checked out regularly. And it starts with finding a primary care physician. Those who love you want you around for a long time. A long, healthy time. 

 

Emily Dickinson’s Words of Care

What does it mean to be a caregiver? Emily Dickinson answers this in her untitled poem of kindness and compassion that leads with the line, “If I can stop one heart from breaking.” With a handful of words, she manages to capture what it means to dedicate your life to helping others.

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain.
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain, 
Or help one fainting robin 
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
-Emily Dickinson