Recently I had the privilege of working the night shift in the emergency department at Hartford Healthcare St. Vincent’s Medical Center. I was not a doctor or a nurse or a tech or an aid or a secretary. I am the president of the Fairfield Region of Hartford Healthcare.
What I witnessed was an ordinary weeknight for the colleagues with whom I interacted. For the rest of us mere mortals, it was nothing short of daring. People typically think doctors are healers, but after spending a night in the ER, I discovered there’s an entire team each doing their part to turn a trauma into a triumph. They are all healers.