Monthly Archives: May 2021

Do we need a permanent COVID Monument?

Memorial Day in the US is the unofficial start of summer – celebrated with hot dogs, BBQs and gatherings with friends over a long weekend. This year’s celebrations will be even more special given the loosening of pandemic mask requirements and physical distancing protocols. It is also a day on which those who died in […]

Covid’s Financial Cost & Healthcare Privilege

Blog By Joe Babaian It’s been five months since my inpatient stay for COVID-19 and the associated COVID pneumonia. Sometimes, I can’t even fathom that the experience was real and other times, when I review the ongoing financial cleanup and monthly medications, it becomes all too real. This week on #hcldr I hope to spark […]

Attracting and Retaining Talent in Healthcare

Many healthcare organizations are experiencing a challenge in attracting and retaining talent. On a past HCLDR chat, we discussed the looming shortage of physicians and nurses, but administrative and support roles are also becoming harder to fill. What can healthcare do? Lower pay. Lack of advancement. Over the past several years, I have heard more […]

Positive Thinking in Healthcare Is The Right Choice

Blog by Joe Babaian Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.  ~Omar Khayyam The debate over positive thinking versus negative thinking seems to be one with clear lines in the sand. For some, the only way to live is to be relentlessly positive; for others, the drive to see things as they are […]

Decluttering Healthcare

Spring has finally hit here in Toronto, but with another COVID-19 lockdown in place, we can only spend time in our gardens and walking in the neighborhood for exercise. I’m not a gardener, as my brown lawn would attest to, so I’ve decided to spend this spring decluttering my home. We’ve accumulated quite a lot […]