What the most striking aspect of the day was, of course, watching Bleedout. The perspective I had was probably very different from what others might have had, however. I work at the same healthcare organization where Judy Burrow was hurt due to medical error. As I shared with everyone, I have had a strange relationship with my work. One of the Advocate hospitals was the hospital where my dad was mistreated and we had to write letters for months to get the bill forgiven. Because of the merger, I now work at the same healthcare organization.
Steven and Margo’s journey was heartbreaking. As I commented after the movie, I was glad that he was able to record every detail as much as he could. One thing we should advise patients as patient advocates (which I believe everyone in healthcare organization should stand at the same side of the patients)… Continue reading
I had a selfish reason to suggest Regina Holliday to the planning committee of the Telluride, I should confess. It has been 10 years since Fred, Regina’s husband, has passed away and she has had her own conference a week before Telluride. She invited all jacket owners. I could not get days off in a row but I wanted to meet her so bad; we knew each other for a while and we were messaging each other regularly but never met. Knowing how close she was to the Turf Valley Resort and how wonderful she would be as a speaker, I decided to suggest the idea to Stacy, the planning guru of this camp. Regina told me she was coming after it was finalized! I was so excited and she did a wonderful job in everything she did at the conference. I am so glad I have asked and so grateful to Dr Mayer who has taken the idea. It truly made my day and kicked off the camp with a great start.
Artist’s statement about the jacket she painted for me: In this painting your father’s necktie is the periwinkle blue of the ribbon for esophageal cancer. The meaning of periwinkle is everlasting love and the beginning of friendship. Hibiscus syriacus is the flower of South Korea and it means eternity and inexhaustible abundance.