Thursday, February 25, 2010
Time for Change
I'm taking a day off tomorrow. This has been a very busy week and I had so much overtime already I thought I'd just take off. I'm really tired. At our Tuesday night Board meeting our Commission selected a new Director. Our hospital was established in 1948 by members of the 40 et 8, an honor society of the American Legion. It was an all male veterans organization until just about 4 years ago when they finally accepted female veterans into their organization. Until just a few years ago our Board excluded females from membership but now we have our first female CEO. She has been the Deputy for a few years and I think she will be very effective as the new CEO. So....we've come a long way baby! It's been a long time since I've had a female boss. In fact, not since 1978. The other thing about this change is that VK and I were roommates for about 7 years. She commuted every other week from Florida and while she was here she lived with me. Sooo this will be the first time I ever had a personal relationship with my boss. That could make for an interesting dynamic at times. Change is not always easy but it can also provide an opportunity for growth and new ideas.