Archive for May 2014

A brush with Major League Soccer

You never know who you might run into at the airport, especially at Los Angeles International. I was on my way home from meeting with our team at Saint John’s in Santa Monica today when I ran into the Portland Timbers, who happened to be returning from […]

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Even Richard Sherman is pitching in to create healthier communities

I love football. Growing up in New York, I spent most of my life as a Giants fan. But when my wife, Nancy, and I moved to Seattle seven years ago, we couldn’t help but get caught up in Seahawks mania. I practically lost my voice cheering […]

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It’s a bird. It’s a plane. I love these pictures, Spokane.

There were superhero sightings all over Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital this past week, and it was great seeing all the pictures come across our Twitter feed.  I’d love to hear from the team in Spokane about this. Any other highlights to share? Thank you for brightening the week of […]

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Why Sister Julie Casey thinks we’re the luckiest people on earth

It’s always a pleasure spending time with Sister Juliana Casey, the new president of our sponsors.  She’s the kind of person who can lift the energy of any room simply through her warm, authentic presence. I recently had a chance to interview her about the role of […]

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A moving salute to our nurses

Last week was full of firsts. It was the first time our annual Distinguished Nursing Lectureship was delivered by a non-nursing professional. It was the first time the event was not held at our system office in Renton, Wash. And it was the first time Doug Ogden – the […]

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What quality guru Don Berwick has to say about Providence

For most people in health care, Don Berwick needs no introduction. He’s a mantel for clinical quality and patient safety in the United States, best known as the founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and former administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This […]

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Do you have a program you’d like me to visit?

When I asked for blogging advice a few weeks ago, one of our caregivers was kind enough to write, “anything interesting or exciting in your life would be worth reading.” That made me think about how I travel to different parts of Providence on a weekly basis, […]

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