10/5/2016 4pm

I never considered myself a “leader” whatever that means- I just work and I work hard. 

I am a Hospital Director and with that comes responsibilities. One of which is to ensure the hospital is complying with the contract and promises that were made to our employees. Are we practicing the HCA mission statement that we made mandatory for staff to memorize? 

🙏Mission (Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life)

🙏Values (Unity in Purpose, Living and Serving Compassionately)

🙏Empowering and Trusting Each Other, and Owning the Experience 

This commitment comes not from one person but from the entire organization.

My experience saids no we were not. And, by the amount of calls I am receiving from employees with their grievances, there is a broken system that needs immediate attention. 

Every voice should matter. Staff employees are disheartened that their grievances were not respected, but now that a “director” (me) has blasted the bullhorn (at my own expense) mandatory emergency meetings are being called. 

Not nice at all. Not proud in pearland today.

10/5/2016 9am. Friends are worried about me being so vocal about this situation at work. It is a problem that is bigger than this one incident where my “go to” leaders failed me. And are failing others-I prayed about this situation for too long. Asking myself “how should I handle this?”

And, the day I felt like I was just mentally and spiritually exhausted and out of fight-a sweet nurse whom I had never met walked into my office.

She introduced herself and her voice was quivering. She explained that she had a work issue that she didn’t feel comfortable sharing with our new HR Rep. Another staff member told her to talk to Leisha D’Angelo. LSD knows a lot of people and likes to help others. we’ve seen her do it.

She shared her personal story and grievance that she had with our hospital. 

Tears began falling down my cheek. Tears for her, for feeling like she didn’t have a voice that would matter. Tears for young Leisha who once felt that way too.

Totally heartbroken for her and speechless that someone thought enough of me to refer her my way for help.

Really, I am just a 5’2 mostly soft spoken, camera shy, loves to stay home, read books and hide away in the country looking like a hobo type of woman. (No one really believes that until they see me after hours😂).

 I am also a Hospital Director and with that comes responsibilities. One of which is to ensure the hospital is complying with the contract and promises that were made to our  employees. Are we practicing the HCA mission statement that we made mandatory for staff to memorize? 

🙏Mission (Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life)
🙏Values (Unity in Purpose, Living and Serving Compassionately)

🙏Empowering and Trusting Each Other, and Owning the Experience 

This commitment comes not from one person but from the entire organization.

*The nurse is following my situation and I pray I make all the right decisions. I will show her that you are only a victim if you choose to be.

Choose to be a “Victor” instead. ❤️

Prior post–10/5/2016

Sexual harassment is completely traumatizing and humiliating by itself.

When you report it to senior leadership, and they are complacent -that takes the pain to another level.

I certainly was not looking to open up about this topic, but in the spirit of offering advice to others -DOCUMENT everything. And be prepared for retaliation…for example writing you up for “not clocking in” (when you know you did), or missing a deadline (when there was no deadline on said project that was in fact executed)

Often HR and senior leaders are out to protect the company and themselves, not the employee.

Above all else, speak up. Don’t feel powerless. You do have a voice and don’t be afraid to use it. I am.

When they come at you with lies, be prepared to fire back with the truth.

Next post will be advice on recording conversations-

10/4/2016

Resignation Letter

To Whom It May Concern

It is with great sadness that I write this letter to inform you of my decision to resign my position as Director of Community and Public Relations effective thirty (30) days from today, 11/03/2016. I have enjoyed the job, the people I work with, and the community I served on behalf of Pearland Medical Center. 

It has been difficult for me to perform my duties to the best of my abilities due to the actions of one our Board Members who has been polarized on slandering my good character and reputation in the Pearland community by making comments about me that are sexual in nature and publicly humiliating.

A few examples:

PMC sponsored a golf team in which our Board Member (BM) played on with other community leaders. All the players expressed to me that, they were told from BM “I am the reason Leisha has a job at the hospital, and she owes me. I want to bend her over her desk and fxxx her.”

BM to another community leader, “Your friend (Leisha) won’t blow me, so I think you should in her place.”

These incidents and more were reported to PMC leadership on multiple occasions where there was no resolution whatsoever. Since then, I have been left to handle the situation alone where I felt retaliated against.

Prior to working for PMC, I served the Pearland community for over 20 years. Please see a small list of my service to the community.

· Mayor Tom Reid’s Campaign Manager

· Pearland Rotary Club Board Member

· Adult Reading Center Board Member

· Pearland Chamber of Commerce Ambassador

· Mayor Reid’s Art and Culture Committee

· Christian Helping Hands volunteer

· 100 Club of Pearland volunteer

· Pearland Fire Department volunteer

· Newspaper Journalist

· Victims Right Advocate

· Partners for Pearland volunteer

· Pearland Foundation for the Performing Arts Board Member

During this difficult time, I think the wise path would be for me to eliminate ties with HCA where I have felt vulnerable and unprotected from being sexually harassed and humiliated publicly. 

I do hope you will consider my resignation with due respect.

And I hope to see you in the Pearland community practicing-

Mission (Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life)

Values (Unity in Purpose, Living and Serving Compassionately)

Empowering and Trusting Each Other, and Owning the Experience 

This commitment comes not from one person but from the entire organization.

Always,

Leisha D’Angelo