Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Office Visit: Leaving a Legacy

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Office Visit: Leaving a Legacy

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Each of us as business leaders hopes to someday leave a legacy. I'm not talking about implementing new rules or a new system, but rather touching the lives of co-workers and those with whom we interact.

I've always said that self-awareness is a key to success. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses, and defining personal values will help you find organizations that match your beliefs.

At Mercy, we are blessed with a tradition of strong women, from those who began our ministry more than 188 years ago, to those who helped build the modern health care system in the United States. In Oklahoma City, there is an especially strong woman whose legacy will live on in the thousands of lives touched by comfort and care.

Sister Mary Coletta Massoth made a remarkable business decision in 1974, when she relocated Mercy Hospital from downtown Oklahoma City to a cow pasture in the northwest part of town. At the time, there was nothing on Memorial Road, yet today it is one of the most active retail centers in the metro, something Sister Coletta knew would happen based on firm relationships she built with community leaders and developers. …

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