Passion is one of my favorite FP core values and can be defined as a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something. Additionally, compassion – is defined as a sympathetic consciousness of another’s’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it. In the health care profession, these qualities are incredibly important and often drive our personal motivation to do the work we do as therapists, nurses, and caregivers.

The caveat here is that unless we put these values into action they will not make a difference in people’s lives!! The true evidence of both our passion and compassion for others is in our actions. Our actions improve the care and services we provide as members of the health care team and can impact us both professionally and personally, on a daily basis. In order to see a positive change in our work settings and personal lives,  it is imperative that we “walk the talk!”

Functional Pathways gives us so many opportunities to pay it back including, participating in the Cookie Jar Fund, nominating fellow employees for the Golden Watermelon Award or Employee of the Month, and sending pics to social media. We have the ability to demonstrate our values and put action to our words, which clearly demonstrates our passion and compassion for each other!


Cherie Rowell

Corporate Quality Liaison