It’s June. I love how my city describes the hot, humid days we love to hate. It’s just so ‘close.’ When I came to Richmond to go to medical school and first heard that phrase, I remember thinking, “Close to what?” VCU Medical Center was MCV back then, and when I graduated to become a […]
It was Einstein who said that to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different outcome: that is insanity. The Power People building a children’s hospital must come out from behind closed doors and show their faces. Quitting is insanity.
A quote from Alice In Wonderland. “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger… Why sometimes, I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Something impossible is happening. Alice is becoming the Queen. What does it mean […]
I was tucking our youngest in to bed the other night, and the hospital for Richmond’s children came up in conversation. Her question took me a little by surprise, but it made me stop for a moment and consider the answer. Twenty years is a long time. Have I really been writing about our city’s […]
It’s no secret that hospital systems in Richmond, Virginia have very different cultures. Vastly different. They function independently, compete voraciously and excel in different ways. But parents understand diversity is part of life. Children understand the phenomenon, too. Toddlers are aware of the Tiggers and the Eeyors in play group. Elementary School teaches that the […]
“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” was my first thought when VCU Medical Center announced yesterday that they were going to build a new Children’s Hospital. I never cease to be amazed at how work is accomplished in Richmond. After the VCU Health System Advisory Board met in April without formal discussion of the […]