October 5, 2020

Beyond the Invisible Blanket

I have been thinking a lot about grief recently.  How grief is deeply personal, is nonlinear in its stages, how it pervades every aspect of our lives regardless of our…

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September 29, 2020

FHCQ Interim CEO Role

This first day of October I will be stepping into the role of interim CEO here at the Foundation for Health Care Quality. I am approaching this change with a…

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September 18, 2020

Heavy Air, Heavy Hearts

The air is feeling heavy this month. Fires burning from my home county in California through the woods in Oregon and into our Washington backyard. I worry about the long-term…

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August 26, 2020

Fragile Human Bodies

We have hard time understanding how it feels to live inside a body that is not our own. This difficulty contributes to our human tendency toward being selfish. We also…

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August 13, 2020

Moving Beyond Stigma

As we move to the end of summer, further into this pandemic, and through the various healthcare topics Bree is addressing this year, I continue to return to the intertwined…

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July 30, 2020

Adapting to the Future

On day two of our Implementation Summit in June, I referenced a Radiolab podcast episode I heard in the beginning days of physical distancing that continues to stick with me. The reporter had come…

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July 8, 2020

More Than a Repair Shop

Our healthcare system serves as a trusted source of information; a safe space to discuss stigmatizing aspects of our lives; a place to be immunized against deadly viruses, have broken…

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June 11, 2020

Showing Up, Imperfectly

I have shown up perfectly zero percent of the time. One of my lifetime burdens is unlearning this desire for perfection. Perfect is not possible. This past week I have…

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