Monthly Archives: October 2011

Halloween and pain?

It’s Halloween and once again I couldn’t think of one creative idea for a costume.  I promise, next year I will do better and surprise you all.  During my rounds today, I came across a group of nurses who really … Continue reading

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Phenomenal Healing

It is not uncommon to have one of our staff members share with me what compelled them to get into healthcare as a career.  There is almost always a personal story rooted in one of our core values – compassion.  … Continue reading

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Give me a shot!

You are probably like me and hate to get shots.  I always had the misperception that the people who gave the shot enjoyed the power they had for the brief moment.  Now I know this perception isn’t accurate, but the … Continue reading

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Girls’ Day Out

Today I’d like to take a moment and share an important educational outreach initiative focusing on women’s health.  This past weekend, the hospital’s Spirit of Women group welcomed more than 250 women to Girls’ Day Out at the Ritz Carlton.  … Continue reading

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Inspiration all around

This week, I had the opportunity to see Ursla Burns, the CEO of Xerox, speak to a large audience of CEOs from a variety of industries.  She was so impressive in her accomplishments and her thoughts. She is actually the … Continue reading

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Taking patient care outside the box (and the hospital)

One of the benefits of being the CEO is that patient letters are often written directly to me.  These letters mean a lot as they document the story of the patient’s care from the patient’s perspective.  We are used to … Continue reading

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