I touched briefly on the amazingly congenial, technical and professional behavior of each and every health care professional that I came in contact with during the month I was helping this individual as an 'advocate'.
When I began SCB Services, LLC, I was intent on placing a number of medical professionals as a staffing/recruiting agency.....and the first year I did just that....but, with threats and accusations and challenges by a former employer, which functioned by threats, accusations and challenges, I lost a little bit of my focus and found it easier to concentrate on Human Resources consulting rather than divide my time and energy between the two (2) areas.
I just read a quip that stated....'if you drink all the water you need, exercise as much as is recommended, eat as well as you should and get as much sleep as stated....you are going to die anyway....so, what does it matter how we behave or what we do.....I think that is the ultimate sociological question....what does it matter whether we live a life that is open, honest, caring and positive? Is there any proof of an afterlife? What does it matter if we have a beautiful home and travel the world....is the pleasure we experience while on earth all that matters? Is it important to help those less fortunate than we are....they, like us, are going to do anyway? What will it ultimately do for humanity if we are all going to die anyway?
I think the penultimate answer is that we all walk a journey here on earth....I don't think it matters in the long run how much money one has but it does matter what we do with that money and how others are treated....a given individual may be remembered by those who 'work for her' as a 'monster' or a ‘witch’…how much money she may or may not have in a given day in her bank account (probably overdrawing regularly) doesn't really matter to society....what matters is how she treated other human beings....isn't it our obligation and right to make others' journeys easier? Aren't we all in this together?
My point....those who work at Penn Medicine and any other medical facility are purportedly in this for the long run....they have chosen to work for an entity that is here to make things better for those of us who can't make it better ourselves.....I saw this first hand....I did not experience it....and I hope that it is a long time before I or anyone that I really love has to experience it....but I saw an acquaintance of mine experience some of the best medical care available anywhere in the world and I feel privileged to have been a part of his experience for the short time I made myself available to him.
Part of Penn Medicine's www.pennmedicine.org/ mission is improving the health of people living throughout the Philadelphia region. Each day, physicians, nurses, medical students and staff volunteer their knowledge, skills and time to serve vulnerable populations. They operate free neighborhood clinics, help low-income residents obtain primary care and run after school programs for grade school students among many other efforts.
Penn Medicine is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institute of Health. There is a co-mingling of experiences and strategies from all 11 schools of the University of Pennsylvania in order to find precise and personalized treatments. The disciplines include informatics, bioengineering and health policy to name a few.
The University of Pennsylvania Medical School was established in 1765 as the nation's first medical school, the Perelman School of Medicine is now over 250 year old. The School has ranked among the top five (5) medical schools in the United States for the past 18 years according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools.
The employees at the following institutions can now be proud to say that they work for Penn Medicine: Lancaster General Health System, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital and Chester County Hospital.
Trust me, I would love to have a contract to place nurses or other medical professionals within the Penn Medicine system....I don't know that I will ever be that fortunate....and, ultimately, it doesn't matter ....as long as Penn Medicine continues maintaining the standard of excellence, more power to those businesses that help them do it....
I applaud all employees of the Penn Medicine system….from the maintenance staff to the CEO….it is a monumental task to insure that all the cogs in the wheel operate….I’m sure there are glitches along the way that we mere mortals are not aware of in any given day….however, overall, I want to thank all of those employees and contractors who make Penn Medicine the lauded institution that it has become.
If and when anyone that I truly love has the misfortune of needing the type of care that Penn Medicine can give, I will be there….a salute to our Region’s best medical center.
If you are a medical professional and are interested in temporary or permanent placement in your given field or if you are a medical facility that is in need of health care workers, please contact Rosanne Bennett at 484-718-3427 or at firstname.lastname@example.org