In addition, Parkland now has a set of seven guiding principles. These describe the values that we should strive to live and work by. We all share a big responsibility in our efforts to achieve health care excellence for our patients and the community. The new principles describe positive behaviors that will help Parkland employees develop more positive relationships, create positive results and, most importantly, provide positive patient care. The guiding principles are easy to remember because together they make up the "CIRCLES of Life." This stands for:
C ompassion – We will provide service in a spirit of empathy, love and concern.
I ntegrity – We will be honest, trust worthy, authentic, humble and transparent in all of our relationships. We will demonstrate devotion to duty and to the service of others.
R espect – We will treat everyone fairly in recognition of their intrinsic worth.
C ollaboration – We will work together with our patients and partners.
L eadership – We will create a servant-lead environment.
E xcellence – We will provide high standards of service and performance.
S tewardship – We will manage resources responsibly and bring value to patients and taxpayers.