Doing the right thing is always right!
The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. (Proverbs 10:22)
In September 2003, God sent me to Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital in southwestern Virginia to be a catalyst for revival, both financial and spiritual, not just for the Hospital, but for the community. Giles Memorial Hospital had lost a total of $6 million in the two prior fiscal years – largely because The Law of Solid Ground had been violated. In the three years since September 2003, the Hospital balance sheet (assets minus liabilities) gained $4 million.
How did this happen? Prayer first and foremost. Hospital employees were praying before new leaders were hired. And then leaders followed The Law of Solid Ground. When I first visited Giles Memorial Hospital to see if I might work there, three different employees told me they were praying that God would send the right people there. If they hadn’t told me that, I never would have come.
Shortly before I began working at Giles Hospital, two born-again general surgeons were hired. A few weeks after my arrival, Mr. James Tyler began working as the new head administrator. Because of his leadership and the integrity of the new physicians, things turned around dramatically. My role was to heal old wounds and bring unity to the O.R. by using the leadership skills God had developed in me over the preceding few years.
Earlier this year, the Holy Spirit instructed me to make 2007 be a year of Jubilee for me – a year of rest. Hence, I will be not be practicing anesthesia in 2007, expect possibly for a day or week to keep my license current. I’m terminating my anesthesia contract in December 2006 with both great joy and sadness. Joy, because I am stepping out in faith to obey God. Sadness because I am giving up my favorite anesthesia job of all time. I love the people I work with and the quality of care delivered to patients.
It’s very important to me to leave a positive legacy, not just for Giles Memorial Hospital, but for the entire Carilion Health Care System. Carilion is the largest employer in all of southwestern Virginia. I am so thankful for the privilege of having worked here. I pray that my successor will accomplish more than I did.
Do you have a favorable testimony at your place of work?
What will be your legacy at work when you leave?
LORD, I thank You for your grace and mercy in allowing me to work at Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital for the past three years. Thank You for Your favor in blessing the finances and spiritual climate of the Hospital. I ask You to bless Mr. Tyler with the wisdom He needs to lead the Hospital into greatness. Bless his family, especially the health of his wife. Bless the physicians, staff, Board, and patients at Giles Memorial Hospital. Bless my successor. Bless the community of Giles. Bless Dr. Murphy, the President of Carilion Health Systems. Make Carilion a model and bright light for other health care systems across America. Thank You Jesus. Amen.
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