[Becker’s Hospital Review, November 21, 2019]
Penny Wheeler, MD
President and CEO of Allina Health
The disruption taking place in healthcare affirms what I know to be true in this time of Thanksgiving — the work each of you do to relieve suffering and improve the lives of those served and the support you give each other has me giving great thanks. When faced with challenges that may seem insurmountable, gratitude is the greatest antidote.
The need for caring is something that never changes and is always deeply felt. Each day I am touched by the miracles performed by healthcare professionals, not only in saving lives but in the small things they do to show people how much they care. I give my most heartfelt thanks to our colleagues who give up special moments with family and friends during the holidays to care for others. Your care and support mean even more to patients who are missing their own families and to those who are nearing the end of life in our care.
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