Written by: Dan Geelhoed, CEO and Rob Heminger, President
2020 has been an extremely challenging year for all of us and it can be difficult to find things to be thankful for with COVID-19 continuing to impact families and businesses. In light of these unprecedented challenges, we find it is still helpful to take a moment during this time of year to reflect on the things we have to be thankful for.
At SpendMend, our mission is to help hospitals improve patient care through the delivery of our cost savings solutions, transaction analysis, and improved visibility. Through our work in 2020, We feel like we’ve been able to make a real difference and provide relief to hospitals in terms of cash flow and key insights for supply chain improvements. We are sincerely grateful for the opportunity to serve our community.
We are also extremely thankful to frontline workers and healthcare staff from every corner of client population (and every other healthcare network, for that matter) that continue to meet the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 every single day. They are all facing the impacts of the virus directly and we thank them for their courage.
On a more personal note, We are also very thankful for the kind and open hearts within the SpendMend organization. Many charitable organizations have been hit hard by the pandemic and have greater needs than in previous years. We were impressed by the way our staff stepped up, in 2020, by supporting Van Andel Institute’s Bee Brave 5K and Kids Food Basket- Grand Rapids when those organizations really needed support.
We have another chance to make an impact with our Toys for Tots drive starting next week. We are so fortunate to be in a position to help others and I am thankful (and inspired) to have a team that really cares about others.
The novelist, James Lane Allen once said, “Adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it.” We reflect on this quote from time to time as we look back over the past year and think about all the ways in which so many people have stepped up to face the challenge in front of them.
Like many, we are ready for 2020 to be over, but we are still thankful for all of the great people who have worked so hard to do amazing things through this difficult time. It has us feeling very hopeful about what lies ahead in 2021.