We Have a Bed!
The day started out with nary a glimmer of hope to get a bed for a patient in the US looking to return to Canada. 4 weeks in a California hospital ML wanted to return to his home. Too sick to go to his apartment, and not sick enough to get a physician in Canada to accept or admit him, things weren't looking good. CEO Dee McCluskey tapped into all of his flight training and began a morning long search for that one person that would see the need and offer to help. That person came in the form of "Ruth" a nurse locator at a hospital in a large province in Canada. Hearing the situation and sensing the same need to make a difference, Ruth stepped away from the phone and within a few minutes, had pulled one of her physicians in on the call to see what she could do and the engines of hope began rumbling. Where would one find an accepting physician. one who had never seen the patient, knew nothing of him, other than what was transcribed on a few lines in his medical history? She would... Dr. C found not just one accepting physician but two. Just in case the patient didn't fit into the right parameter for the one physician's directive, there was another. Here was our answer! Dee sat back in his chair, a long morning of calls and frustration, hoping and praying for that one person that might say "I'll help." He looked across the office as staff members peeked in to see what, if anything had happened. He smiled and said "We have a bed."