"I am completely energized by what we do and love the technology we develop."
"I treasure an eagle feather given to me by a Native American patient. It reminds me that it’s all about the lives that we touch in a special way."
"No leader is successful on his own. My greatest accomplishment has been developing a cohesive team that works so well together."
"Growing up, my life was all about adjusting to change. I believe those skills have helped me become a better leader."
"Fostering the development of a team means appreciating people’s strengths and allowing everyone to contribute to the goals."
"Health promotion is so much more than health education, it transcends the boundaries of member and community outreach, marketing and technology."
"In emergency medicine, we see life up close and personal. My clinical experience has shaped me as a leader, and as a person."
"There is nothing more touching than receiving a thank you from a patient for whom I feel that I have not done enough."
"When we started, we were a department of neurosurgeons. Now, we are a fully integrated center that epitomizes the Permanente approach to patient care."
"I’ve learned a lot about leadership from the world of jazz. You have to be ready to improvise and you have to allow each voice to express itself."
In no other organization can a physician find such a rich tapestry of experience.