Letter: WhidbeyHealth condemns all violence, harassment


The staff and leadership at WhidbeyHealth condemn violence and harassment against any individual or group of people without exception. We cannot imagine the pain and grief of families who have suffered loss or injustice and our hearts go out to them.

We stand against racism in every form and are for inclusion of all people, unconditionally. We are committed to providing exceptional and compassionate health care for anyone who comes to WhidbeyHealth, just as we are committed to living lives of compassion outside of our organization.

This is more than a policy; it is our creed and the foundation of our profession. It is elemental to our work here on our Island, in the community we love.

Our staff’s safety and well-being are paramount. Some of us are feeling the stress and emotional consequences of recent events. We care about each other and encourage our co-workers to take advantage of employee assistance resources whenever they wish, without hesitation.

We also share concern for the safety and health of our Whidbey Island partners in the fire and law enforcement services and thank them for the service they provide for our community. We urge only peaceful demonstrations on our island during the current volatile times.

We embrace these positions every day and will continue to hear and respond to the concerns of anyone whether staff, patient, or stranger.

Ron Telles, CEO


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