Catching up with Curtis (July ’18)

Enjoy this monthly post from Curtis Smith, director, Community Outreach.

July is always an interesting month because I typically take some vacation and, like many of you I’m sure, I enjoy a few extra days off around the holiday. Because of this summer leisure, it can be hard to keep a normal business schedule. But looking back at my calendar, I managed to pack in plenty of activity.

Early in the month, I had the pleasure of sharing what my team does in the community and talking about my journey away from television with one of the groups at a Kingston Residence.  I am always so touched by the love and generosity I still get from the public. I also had the chance to emcee the quarterly meeting of Fort Wayne Soup, an organization that gives those with groundbreaking ideas for community improvement on a local level, a platform for getting their vision off the ground. 

I had the opportunity to gather with my peers on the community team at Parkview to participate in a Meyers-Briggs personality assessment and training session.  I am an “ESFJ”, which stands for Extravert, Sensing, Feeling and Judging. Much to her dismay, my assistant, Janet, was the exact same thing. Imagine that!

I enjoyed sharing my monthly time on Star 88.3 with Kristen Ruble, part of the well-being team at Parkview. Melissa Montana and Star 88.3 were so gracious to allow Kristen and I to talk about the importance of living your healthiest life.

Perhaps the highlight of the entire month came on the 18th, when I had the opportunity to sit down and do an extended interview on camera with Mike Packnett, Parkview’s President and CEO, for the Parkview Life Channel, our internal television product for patients. It is truly a privilege to be able to spend time with Mike and hear his thoughts on our health system, leadership and a variety of other topics.

I am so blessed to do what I do and to do it for Parkview!

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