“No one person, no one alliance, no one nation, no one of us is as smart as all of us thinking together.” – Admiral James Stavridis (Ret), US Navy, and former Supreme Allied Commander Europe
“[In medicine,] we have trained, hired and rewarded people to be cowboys, but it’s pit crews that we need.” – Atul Gawande, author of ‘How Do We Heal Medicine?’
“A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others.” – Norman Shidle
You may recall from my last message two weeks ago that my father was involved in a motorcycle accident and suffered a serious brain injury. Fortunately the EMT’s identified the signs of injury quickly enough and had him airlifted from the scene of the accident to the nearest trauma center – San Antonio Military Medical Hospital (SAMMC). It is there I spent a week in the ICU unit watching over my father’s recovery. It is there I watched his strength, courage, and dogged determinism turn the situation from a tragedy into a miracle in the making.