An Opportunity for Change Transcript
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Scenery: A man in a blue suit, white shirt, and tie stands in a courtyard with trees and bushes.
On screen text: Dr. Alfonso Brochero, MD, CMD, President and Medical Director.
Dr. Alfonso Brochero: Friends, for the past two weeks you’ve been reading about the bad break I got. Yet, today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth, as said in the initial words of Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech shortly after his terminal and devastating diagnosis.
Good afternoon, I am Dr. Alfonso Brochero, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Universal Health. In the past year, our industry has been facing the challenges of a lifetime, as well as the successes and opportunities that only obstacles of this magnitude can bring. We’ve been challenged to care for our residents and patients in the face of a deadly and unknown disease, all while dealing with our own fears and uncertainties, like the time when I was called to care for the first time on a COVID-19 outbreak. I was filled with trepidation and doubt, not knowing how to call for help or how to properly treat and help my patients.
But we are not just facing challenges–we are conquering them. We as an industry have shown the world how adaptable, resourceful, and resilient we are. How rapidly we learned and adjusted to new challenges. How quickly we mobilized our resources to obtain PPEs, made plans of action and structural changes to isolate and protect our residents. We all became infectious disease experts, isolation room masters, and CDC collaborators.
Now, all of these challenges and successes are just the opening act to the opportunities we have at hand, the opportunity to innovate care and work in a collaborative partnership with clear communication and complementary goals that will benefit patients and institutions alike. I feel like the luckiest man alive because we are in the midst of a revolution of care, because we together are working together in new ways to improve the post-acute and long-term care industry, and because I know the people here today are eager to face the challenges of our times and do what is necessary to protect not only our residents, but your loved ones and mine.
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On-screen text: Phone: 540-769-3964. www.uhealthpro.com . Email us at: JPARK@UHCVIRGINIA.COM