By BRENT MARTIN
St. Joseph Post
An Advanced Nurse Practice Provider has been selected to receive Mosaic Life Care’s Servant’s Heart award; the highest award given a Mosaic caregiver.
Charles Chatfield received the award during a ceremony at the German American Building in downtown St. Joseph.
“It means a lot,” Chatfield tells reporters. “I was very shocked to receive the award in general, but the opportunity to give back to the community that we serve is most important and that’s our goal with Mosaic is to provide best and safest care.”
Chatfield says his approach in his career is simple.
“I go into work every day with a very open mind and I treat all the patients the same, no matter what background they are. Giving them the best and safest care is the number one goal in my opinion,” Chatfield says. “Taking care of them, but not just them, but the families also, because they’re part of the whole dynamic that we deal with.”
As part of the award, Chatfield directed a $500 donation to go to the St. Joseph Open Door Food Kitchen as well as food pantries in Maryville and Albany.
“The food bank’s near and dear to my heart,” Chatfield says. “I know people that use their services and it’s something again that we can give back to the community, because as Mosaic Health Care system, we are in all three communities and it’s important that we support all three communities, not just one in particular. I wanted it to stay local.”
This is National Nurse Practitioner Week.