Monday, February 5, 2018

Sharing What We are Proud Of

Below is my monthly message for the February 2018 edition of the MHRI newsletter, Focus. You can view Focus online at

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

When you are proud of something, you want to share it. This is evident when someone proudly displays their college diploma, a prestigious professional degree, or an award they received for an exceptional achievement. Similarly, walls are often adorned with pictures of an athletic milestone or medals sits on the shelf for winning competitive events.

When I look around my office, I also have some of these routine things (such as my medical school diploma, but certainly no medals for sports!). What I also notice is a lot of pictures of people such as a group photo from the first MHRI managers’ retreat or when our associates got a little crazy ‘going red’ for heart health month. I am proud of the team I get to work with and want to share it. And of course, many pictures of my son— the pride bubbles up every time I look at that angelic smile as a baby, the determination in Little League when pitching his fastball, or the quiet confidence as he enters high school. Yes, when we are proud of something we want to share it so others can see and feel it for themselves.

At MedStar Health, we have so much to be proud of. Among the many exceptional achievements is that we are advancing health every day, in many ways, and in many areas of medicine. And when you advance the health of our patients, of our community, and for our future, it is something that brings exceptional pride.

This month, we will be launching the ‘We are Advancing Health’ report that shares some examples of the great work in research, innovation, and education at MedStar Health. This compendium of stories provides the reader a sampling of the depth and breadth of our forward-looking work and the impact it is having on our community. We sit at the crossroads of academics and ‘real world’ medicine and that provides a wonderful opportunity for novel discoveries, inventions, and training that can provide immediate benefit for our patients.

Thank you for all your work to help us make a difference in the lives of our patients, both those today and tomorrow.

You can view the report online here or learn more at

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