Friday, July 6, 2018

Summer Reflections

I was very fortunate to be on vacation this week, spending time with extended family members and friends who I hadn’t seen in a while. On the Fourth of July, I was thinking about the Declaration of Independence and that “all men are created equal with certain inalienable rights, among them Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness...” I believe that healthcare is a right that allows us to live life to the fullest and to pursue happiness.

When we gather with friends and family, we discuss all the happenings since our last visit, - both good and bad. Inevitably we discuss illness, who was just diagnosed with what disease and how they are coping. These conversations always bring me back to GBMC HealthCare and our vision of being the community-based healthcare system that can deliver the quadruple aim to every patient, every time.  It is a very noble cause, which I am so fortunate to be part of along with my 3,000+ colleagues.

So, I am going to spend a few more days away enjoying family and friends, the beach, some good meals, good music (of course Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers), and then return to GBMC recommitted to help move us closer to our vision.

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