A Special Holiday Message from the Desk of Jake Erickson, CEO

Dec 23, 2021Health Focus

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Family has been on my mind as we approach Christmas and the New Year. Nothing is more important to me than family—my wife and kids, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews. But a family can be defined as more than blood relatives. A family is any group of related things. At Bingham Healthcare, we consider ourselves one big family. And like any family, we have our struggles and our triumphs, our cries and our laughs, our sadness and our joys.

And, to me, our community is family as well. I would like to thank everyone throughout East Idaho for trusting us with your medical care this past year. Whether it was welcoming little ones into the world, helping you through a surgery, caring for those in their golden years, or anything else in between, it is always our pleasure to help you and your family.

As I reflect back on 2021, I want to acknowledge how amazingly each and every one of our employees and their family members have continued to perform in the face of some ongoing adversity, especially related to COVID-19. Things may have changed a bit, or should I say shifted, but their hearts and spirits most certainly have not. Throughout the year, I’ve continued to see our Bingham Family and our community come together and help out however they could. Your acts of hope, strength, optimism, positivity, kindness, and unfaltering perseverance have left me truly in awe and grateful for each and every one of you.

I would like to express my gratitude for our doctors, nurses, and supporting staff members for their tireless work. I cannot thank everyone enough for all of their hard work, patience, and unwavering commitment to our patients this past year. They are ALL heroes to me. Their gracious contributions to our community have not gone unnoticed. I am blessed to associate with each of them—a team who works hard and respects those around them.

In addition, I would also like to take a moment to offer my condolences to those who have lost loved ones during this past year due to COVID, or for any other reason. Losing a loved one is never easy. I would like to invite you to send a message to them to let them know that they are in your thoughts and prayers during this time, whereas a year ago they were celebrating the holidays with them. I would also like to encourage you to reach out to those families that you know who have lost loved ones this past year and make an effort to show love, kindness, and compassion in any way that you can during the holidays.

As this year comes to a close, may we focus our efforts on a prosperous New Year; a New Year where we join our efforts to increase empathy and charity to our neighbors. A New Year of unmatched love to our God and family, and of service to our country and community. Let us make 2022 great through our actions of acceptance, service, and love towards our fellow man.

I hope that you and your family will be able to embrace peace, love, and happiness this holiday season and carry those feelings into the New Year. And, may you be happy, healthy, and hopeful.

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas.

Jake Erickson

Chief Executive Officer