Over the last few weeks, we have had an opportunity to celebrate the holidays with many of you during one of the festive meals on the day, evening and night shifts. The Food Services team did a great job putting together a wonderful menu to ring in the holiday season. As you can see from this photo, I branched away from the traditional Santa suit and donned my “Buddy the Elf” outfit. I figured this look was much more slimming on me. In all seriousness, I hope that you are able to spend time with your loved ones this season. I feel so lucky to have the team we have at Reston Hospital caring for each other and our patients. On a personal note, I have 3 children ages 4, 6 and 8 who find this holiday the highlight of their year, not just because of presents, but also the time we set aside to be together with friends and family. Unfortunately, I know sometimes our families are spread across the country and the world so that isn’t always possible. As you know, I often talk about Reston Hospital Center putting family first, so in the New Year we are going to continue focusing on ways that we can keep that priority intact. I welcome your suggestions on steps we could take to continually strive for a good work/life balance. Congratulations on a great 2011 and I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.