Keeping Pace With Wanda

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 1:41pm

I have the privilege of receiving hand written notes from grateful patients on a regular basis. The overarching message in each one is of appreciation for the great care they experienced. Comments range from very brief to more elaborate and all are very touching in their own way.

Recently, I was especially warmed by a note from a gentleman who had received care here. It was obvious that he was weak and frail as the writing was most strained and showed signs of a trembling hand. The words were simple but profound and expressed a hearty gratitude for the care he had received.


Keeping Pace With Wanda

Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 10:13am

...good grief, I don't know if it's a phenomena of growing older, but time seems to zip past me faster than it used to...I can't believe today is Mom's Day 2012 and that June is just around the corner!

For Mother's Day, I had made reservations for a Sunday Brunch at a local establishment...my hubby had other plans...


Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 8:27am

...the best in the world. I've tried to follow her instructions to a tee, but I simply cannot duplicate the results. She never used a recipe book, nor wrote any of her "secrets" down, just a "pinch of this and a dash of that". She and my Father lived simple lives, good 'ole farm folks in the South Valley. Long hours of work, swinging on the porch, and having guests over for Sunday dinners (now ya know, my family then had "dinner and supper"...dinner meant lunch time).


Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 10:15am

Well, probably shoudn't...unless you consider this:


Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 12:21pm

...last week my family traveled to Stanford University. The appointment was an assessment of our 10 month old grand-daughter, to determine the status of her kidney dysplasia (cysts in both of her kidneys). After some analysis, the conclusion is that she is okay for now and will undergo check-ups, lab work, and ultrasounds on a periodic basis.


Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 5:47pm

Well, I was only one year old and not thinking about much of anything, let alone healthcare in the sixties. 

Fifty-one years later, here I am an executive healthcare leader reflecting on all the trivia stats that speak for themselves and thought you would be interested in seeing: