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How the COO’s role will continue to evolve

For years, there has been speculation that the role of the chief operating officer was being phased out in favor of a chief technology officer or chief information officer. Long known as the “CEO’s right hand,” COOs have held a wide range of responsibilities for the operational side of the business. But as more shareholders…

Where did person-directed care go?

As we mark the one-year anniversary of life-altering changes brought about by COVID-19, I think about those aspects of life that left me, and those that have arrived. What has left me?  Air travel, eating in a restaurant, sitting in a coffee shop, seeing my family; hugging my son. What’s come into my life? Masks,…

Marti Moore

When implicit bias harms the elderly

He says he stumbled. Others think that something happened in his brain to cause the fall. Whatever the cause, he fell and fell hard, hitting the bedroom dresser straight on. He was unconscious, but that was missed. He fractured his neck but that was missed several times. The cervical discs shifted from being fractured and…

2021 and writing your COVID-19 elegy

If you are an avid reader, or even if you are not, you have likely heard of “Hillbilly Elegy.” The book was written by J.D. Vance and has subsequently been turned into a movie on Netflix ripe with creative attempts to mimic the sing-song nature of a Eastern Kentucky accent.  That inflection that is deeply…

Dear Texas: Please change your mind

The news that Gov. Greg Abbott (R) of Texas has lifted ALL precautions against COVID-19, dropped the state’s mask mandate, and opened EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE has me concerned. Depression, anxiety, ulcers and night terrors have coalesced into “concern.”  I like Texas. A lot. I have family in Texas and have visited Dallas, San Antonio and Austin…

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