Today’s the day

Today is why we came here. OK, so the cherry blossoms are nice. But we came to storm the Capitol.
It is going to be a busy day. It’s going to be packed with meetings and convincing and jockeying for time with various representatives and their legislative advisers. But we can’t forget about our patients.
I’ll chat more later, as I’m sure there will be more to say after this new experience.

  1. #1 by Andrew I. Bern, MD, FACEP - April 21st, 2009 at 21:07

    An act of kindness:

    I just wanted to report on an act of kindness that I experienced after a very long day here in Washington, D.C. at the LAC09.

    I was coming out of the House Building after a long day of visiting with Senators and Representatives from my state. Together with another Board member who also needed to go to the reception in the Senate Russell Caucus room located on the third floor some distance from our location. We debated on walking the long distance, taking a cab, or to ask a capitol employee what the best way of getting to the location would be. Unexpectedly, the capitol employee said, “follow me I will take you there…” She then proceeded to take us through a maze of underground corridors and express subway cars through the capitol and to our destination. I was amazed by her act of kindness and my feet appreciated the underground transportation. This just goes to show that every once and a while you can be amazed by the unexpected. It is also a lesson on how we might impact our patients by going that extra mile and do the unexpected.

  2. #2 by Andrew I. Bern, MD, FACEP - April 21st, 2009 at 21:10

    Congratulations to all the award winners for their efforts on behalf of the College and our emergency patients

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