A holiday message from Furst Group CEO Bob Clarke:
We are all very busy in the healthcare industry.
We work diligently and frantically all year to ensure that the business operations run smoothly, that our EMR system is implemented and codes are properly entered, that our business development efforts are hitting their targets, that our inventory of supplies is properly managed, that our underwriting and pricing is set appropriately, that our bills are being collected, that the products and services we offer are enough to capture market share.
Those are all important tasks. But let's remember why we work in healthcare in the first place and the impact we have on others.
The video above is another of our occasional examples.
Martha Irvine of the Associated Press reports on the legacy of Mark Staehely, a young cancer patient at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and his concern that no child in the hospital feel forgotten at Christmas. Mark's toy drive is the largest in Children's history. In 2005, the hospital honored him with its highest leadership award. His mom and other friends have kept his toy drive going since his 2006 death, and they continue to raise tens of thousands of dollars a year for neuroblastoma research.
Please watch the video. You may also want to visit the website of Mark's foundation at www.makeyourmark7.org.