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West goes East: The lives and adventures of a Californian couple living in Seoul

Monday, June 15, 2009

ED Farewell

Saturday was the Emergency Department Hail and Farewell. A pretty good crowd showed up but we are never full strength for parties because there are always people on and post night shift too.
I gave out some awards, for example to CPT (Dr.) Katina Fosen. Max tried to get into the action too.
Awards to MAJ John Godesa and our trusty Ambulance Driver Supervisor, Mr. Yim, who has worked for the hospital since 1969. Before I was born!
And I got an award. A nice little bell, a replica of King Songdok the Great's Divine Bell that was made in 771 and still exists. I thanked Max for all his support and let him have a few words too.

I have learned many things in the last three years in Korea and last two as Chief of the Emergency Department. Maybe most importantly, I learned that respect is an action verb. Sometimes you just have to choose to do it, despite all feelings to the contrary, and have to repeat, repeat, repeat for it to finally take hold. Thank goodness things like that finally get easier after some practice.

Thanks everyone in the ED for all your hard work taking care of our patients everyday, day in and day out.
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Blogger *katie* said...

I can't believe it's been three years! I love your little helper:)

4:24 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

Excellent comments Jay. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved". True principles never cease to be true. Sometimes we must go through difficult experiences before we find the truth.

10:55 AM  

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