I Promise

I Promise

By April Frawley Birdwell

Sara Plager/Photo by Jesse S. Jones

On Jan. 19, Sara Plager, a UF speech-language pathologist and chief of the College of Public Health and Health Professions’ Speech and Hearing Center, shared her promise during the I Promise kickoff event in the Shands at UF Atrium.

“I promise to provide equitable, efficient and respectful care to our patients so they can achieve their desired outcomes. I promise to continually listen and respond to our patients so they have access to needed services with the intent to regain their optimal functioning.”

I Promise is an initiative launched by UF&Shands in January to make every employee, volunteer and student think a little more about their role in ensuring patients have the best experience possible.

Now, the question is, what’s your promise?

To share your promise, e-mail ipromise@shands.ufl.edu. Want to help us spread the word about “I Promise”? Please attend one of the following information sessions in Shands at UF Room 2154: 9 to 10 a.m., March 14; 3 to 4 p.m., March 15; or 11 a.m. to noon, March 16.