The current COVID-19 crisis has left
many feeling somber in solitude. As healthcare leaders, we face an unprecedented time in history. A time with fear and uncertainty, loneliness and panic, doubt
and despair. But let this time be a chance to shine brighter than before. May we come together as strong leaders to back the healthcare sector more than ever before.
We have the ability to make a difference, in this time, as the front-line workers in hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities. We go to work every
day gathered at the monolith of our societies to care for the sick, provide for the poor, and promote the well-being of society. This is the moment our careers
become second in line as we focus on why we chose our careers in the first place: to serve those less fortunate. We shift our focus to helping others in need; sick and otherwise. Healthcare leaders maintain the orientation on the patient,
the center of our existence as caregivers, on the outcomes and well-being of those we serve, and most of all, our communities. Go forth and be the leader you have worked on day in and day out, so you maybe shine as the leader you have become.
Ann-Marie Knight, FACHE
Regent for Northern and Western Chapters