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President's Perspective

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016

Our backyard is apparently a sanctuary for multiple furry and feathered families. Maybe that's because we leave out plenty of seeds and nuts. Kelly, the kids, and I particularly enjoy watching the squirrels. These industrious little animals clearly have a nice work/life balance. Even when they are playing, they are at work. They are busy building nests and harvesting from one season to prepare for the next. They are consistent. At the end of the day, when they retreat to their nests, they must have some innate sense of satisfaction or trust that when the winter comes and the trees are bare, they will find the food they buried scattered about their environment.

I think there is a lesson for all of us in the activity of squirrels. Great organizations provide an environment where the employees enjoy their work, efficiently execute the day to day activities, but also constantly prepare for the future.

That's Doylestown Health.

Compassion and commitment are universal traits of those choosing a healthcare profession. Whether delivering direct patient care or supporting the team that does, our Physicians, Associates and Volunteers consistently execute their day-to-day tasks in providing the highest quality healthcare to our community.

Just as squirrels prepare for the seasons, we are also constantly planning for the future. Learning from our past experience and driven by our mission, we seek to understand the needs of our community and how we can best meet those needs.

That is why we stretch our abilities to improve all aspects of Doylestown Health year-round. You will see it in the way we promote health and exercise for residents of our Pine Run Retirement Community. We're taking active steps to confront the opioid crisis that affects our community as well as those throughout the nation. We've expanded capabilities in the Richard A. Reif Heart Institute to include endovascular surgery and are building on the introduction last year of catheter-based clot retrieval for stroke patients. Our new shoulder replacement program is another of the high-value services introduced by our Orthopedic Institute.

It is very rewarding to be a part of the outstanding team at Doylestown Health. Together we focus on the daily task of healthcare with an eye to the future. As we care for the individual patient in front of us, we never lose sight of the changing seasons and needs of the community.

Jim Brexler

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