I had the unfortunate and fortunate opportunity to accompany family members to GBMC for emergent care this week. Unfortunate for the obvious reason that my loved one was in distress; fortunate because it is always good for us to experience care from the perspective of the patient and family member.
True to form, the GBMC Team was exemplary. The calm and friendly professionalism allayed our fears from the minute we arrived. Decisions were made expediently and colleagues were called in for specialty expertise. I was so impressed with the resiliency of the emergency department team members. I was reminded how easy it is to take them for granted.
I was also reminded that working in medical care is a calling. Those that do it best display the spirit of giving. They are working their “tails off,” but, somehow managed to show that it is not a burden and it is joyful. I am so lucky to be associated with so many wonderful care-givers. In this season of giving, my colleagues gave us a lot and we are grateful. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!