CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLESOUR MISSION
To provide the highest level of comfort and care, honoring and respecting the dignity of each individual, and enhancing the quality of living at the end of life, under the guidance of Christian principles.
CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES FOR BUSINESS
There are many Christian principles for running a business. Businesses must have a stated vision (a purpose; an understanding), for its existence.
For businesses, smart planning and execution can mitigate many risks. Also, being industrious, hardworking, and having perseverance in business will pay in the long run.
The Bible tells us that those who work hard in business will see increase.
Our Company Was Founded On Christian Principles and We Strive To Meet Those Principles Through the Care We Provide
- An individualized and ethical care to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs of people in the last phase of life, those dying from a terminal illness.
- A spirit and philosophy of caring that emphasizes comfort and dignity for the dying.
- Making it possible for the dying to remain independent for as long as possible.
- Emphasizing the control of pain and other symptoms, and dying in familiar surroundings.
- Care centered on the patient, family and caregiver.
- Staff that respects and responds to the unique differences in family or caregiver, lifestyle, values and wishes
Our Values Help Us to Achieve Our Mission
- Patients and their families are treated with dignity, respect and compassion.
- Employees are the most valuable Hospice resource in providing quality patient-care services.
- The Oklahoma Palliative & Hospice Care medical staff is well trained and committed to working together to achieve its goals.
- Oklahoma Palliative & Hospice Care will strive to provide technology and equipment that is state-of-the-art.
- Oklahoma Palliative & Hospice Care will offer facilities that are modern, attractive and well maintained.
- Oklahoma Palliative & Hospice Care will meet the standards and requirements of all licensing and accrediting agencies.
- The Oklahoma Palliative & Hospice Care management team and employees are committed to ensuring financial viability while maintaining standards of excellence.
- Oklahoma Palliative & Hospice Care will continue to be an excellent corporate citizen, having a positive influence in the business community.
- Oklahoma Palliative & Hospice Care will continue to be an innovative and progressive leader in the healthcare industry.
Our Assurances to Those We Serve Are Meant to Build Confidence in Our Ability to Fulfill Our Mission
- Oklahoma Palliative & Hospice Care follows and participates in Medicare compliance policies, procedure, education and activities
- Oklahoma Palliative & Hospice Care is committed to complying with all federal, state and private insurance standards, with an emphasis on preventing fraud and abuse.
- Oklahoma Palliative & Hospice Care provides Hospice care in the patient’s home to those patients who are certified as terminally ill, have a prognosis of six (6) months or less to live, have willingly elected the Hospice and are aware that the goal of care is directed toward relief of symptoms, rather than the cure of the underlying disease.
- To offer family or caregiver support with an interdisciplinary team using resources that avoid duplication, inadequate, incomplete or underutilization of services.
- To maintain a commitment to realistic, cost-effective and ethical management. To use available mechanisms for payment and manage operations to comply with all applicable statues, regulations and federal healthcare Hospice requirements.
- To provide sufficient services and oversight to patients who have received more than six (6) months of consecutive months of Hospice care.
COMMUNICATE THE VISION
Businesses must have a stated vision (a purpose; an understanding), for its existence. From a Biblical perspective, a business vision must line up with the Word of God. As a business involves more than one person, the vision for the business must be communicated and it must be clear to all.
Habakkuk 2:2 advises us to write the vision and make it plain.
PLAN FOR RISKS BEFORE YOU ACT
Every successful business has to take risks to be successful. Smart planning and execution can mitigate many risks. Many times the larger the risk, the more the opportunity. At the same time, the larger risk that is taken can result in more opportunities for failure.
Luke 14:28 advises us that before we build something we must count the costs to assure we can finish what we start.
Being in business is a long-term venture. Being industrious, hardworking, and having perseverance in business will pay in the long run. Other businesses and people in authority will seek out diligent and capable business partners.
Proverbs 22:29 advises us that the diligent in business will stand before kings.
HARD WORK BRINGS REWARD
The Bible tells us that those who work hard in business will see increase. God blesses businesses that base their work ethic on initiative and honest, hard work. On the other hand, ill-gotten wealth will not be permanent.
Proverbs 13:11 advises that those that work hard shall see increase.
DO NOT CHEAT THE CUSTOMER
This may seem like common sense, but for some businesses their motto is “do not get caught cheating the customer”. In Biblical times merchants cheated customers by using inflated scale weights when measuring produce and goods that they sold to customers.
Deuteronomy 25:15 advises businesses to have a perfect and just scale.
SELL QUALITY GOODS & SERVICES
All businesses should be in a position where they know their product or service is good. The only way to do this is a lot of hard work and a focus on quality.
Proverbs 31:18 tells us of the virtuous woman that knows her merchandise is of good quality.
FOSTER GOOD VENDOR RELATIONSHIPS
One of the reasons King Solomon was so successful was he fostered good trading relationships. King Solomon’s wisdom in the area of trade and commerce enable everyone to profit and show increase. He worked with governments and with merchants to encourage trade.
1st Kings 10:15 tells us of how he fostered good trade relations for his merchants and other countries.
BE HONEST IN ALL BUSINESS DEALINGS
Honesty in business means no false advertising. It means selling products and services that provide value to the customer. A business should never knowingly sell inferior goods or services that may harm the customer. A business should be open in all of its business dealings so as to not even give the perception of dishonesty.
Romans 12:17 advises to do no man evil and provide things in honesty and in openness