Ellis is a community hospital that has in the last ten years become a very different organization. I am concerned about the direction it is headed in, and hope the very best for its outcome. My search for progress and advancement at this time, is not available due to the status of the organization. There are some wonderful people that I have worked with over my career at Ellis, and I have continued to be hopeful that things will turn around. I am grateful to have had opportunities to grow my career experience over the years; having served in management, both clinical and in Information Technology, which has broadened my ability to offer a vast knowledge base going forward in many new opportunities.
I would have to say my challenge was in watching the deterioration of what once was a revered community hospital. Old culture that remains in place, has created a significant amount of barrier for forward movement; which is imperative for survival in the healthcare environment we now face. I have enjoyed building relationships, and being a part of restoring hope and positive attitudes from what became a staff that felt forgotten and disconnected from the mainstream of the organization, to an engaged group of professionals who are ready and willing to re-engage and to be part of the solution. I am a firm believer in "..the right person for the right job..". Perhaps this will be the solution so sorely needed.
Unrecognized solutions that seem so obvious