Service at Caring
I recently came across this information about Quality and
Customer Perception and wanted to share it with you. It
is a privilege for you to entrust your life in the hands
of us at Caring
Medical. We don’t take it for granted.
We put in a tremendous amount of work to get our phones
to ring, the emails to come in, and ultimately for you,
the patients, to walk through this door to be treated one
of the best physicians out there, as well as the best team
around. We know that it is not always easy for patients
to come to Caring
Medical because sometimes situations
are difficult—for example:
Many people try to get their loved ones to see us for YEARS.
Others save up for 6 months so that they can come here.
Sometimes an out of state potential patient may have been
talking to a team member over email for 2 months, and that
person is finally able to get here. (We see many patients
from all over the US and abroad).
We owe our patients great service when they get here. Some
of you work very hard to get here. You may have talked to
your mom in California for months about what we do here.
You are passionate about her needing our services. She was
doubtful, but you finally convinced her that THIS is the
place! Wouldn’t you want to make sure that everything
is wonderful at her visit—start to finish? Yes, you
would! And we’re committed to doing that!
|Quality Is All About Customers'
Tom Peters, Marketing Consultant says, “Like
beauty and truth, quality is in the eye of the beholder, your
customer. Perception is all there is…there is only one
perceived reality, the way each of us chooses to perceive a
communication, the value of a service, the value of a particular
product feature, the quality of a product."
Customer is defined as anyone who receives that which is produced
by the individual or organization that has value. Customer
expectations are continuously increasing. Brand loyalty is
a thing of the past. Customers seek out products and producers
that are best able to satisfy their requirements. A product
does not need to be rated highest by customers on all dimensions,
only on those they think are important.
Customer Satisfaction – a
Critical Component of Profitability
Customer Loyalty is a major contributor to sustainable growth.
Superior service must become second nature of your organization.
Customer Intimacy Works
Customer intimacy starts with a commitment to deliver the best
results to each customer. That's why it works. Today's customers
refuse to be anonymous. They continue to raise the level
of their requirements, but their range extends beyond best
price and best product. Today's customers want exactly the
right selection of products or services that will help them
get exactly the total solution they have in mind. Now, more
than ever, customers hunger for superior results from the
products or services they use. And customer intimacy gives
it to them
Here are some examples:
Look at Starbucks! Starbucks stayed open a few minutes late—and
got me something already put away—to fill my order. When
I handed my other local Starbucks my thermos yesterday morning,
they filled it up without question, even though that's a non-standard
order. (I think they under-charged me—a two ventis price
for what doubtless was three ventis in quantity. Oh, and they
thoroughly washed the thermos before filling it without request.)
Look at Whole Foods! My local Whole Foods opens at 8:00 a.m.
Several of us were waiting. They opened at about 7:45 (15 minutes
before they had to technically open!) And those folks define
helpful—I got a full-bore dissertation on various cuts
of beef, among other things.
When it doesn’t work: Non-verbal
cues and actions are just as important as verbal cues and actions.
What does it say to our customers when there are several of
them waiting to be served by one cashier when other employees
are present and not responding in anyway to them to ensure
their experience is a good one? What are we saying (non-verbally)
to our customers when in order to enter our store they must
pass one or more smoking employees planted right at the one
point of entry?
These are our commitments to you, our customers:
Smile – always say please and thank you!
Talk to the customer as if they are the only people in the
Do what you say you will do. If you said you will be calling
to follow-up on their treatment, call them. We promise that
we will do this for all of our customers. We need to deliver.
Walk the talk – lead by example! Look happy, healthy,
energetic, and professional! Someone who looks tired, sloppy,
or not happy is not who are customers travel miles to see.
Take ownership! Know what we do – be able to answer questions.
Keep Climbing – try to accomplish something for your
Never give up – keep looking for solutions.
Our customers know who to call with questions – keep
the communication open. Be happy to talk to them. They are
people just like you. Our customers want to know us – and
that means wearing your name tag every day!
Respond immediately to the customer – pick up the phone
after 1 ring; answer email the day it is received; call patients
back to answer their questions today; see someone lost in the
hall – ask if they need help!
Make it a good and fun experience for the patient!
We owe awesome service to our patients and we have worked
very hard to provide an Awesome Experience here at Caring
We hope you feel it is the “Disney
or Nordstrom experience of medicine!”