Gasoline And Water

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

When I was around 12 years old, I found out how powerful gasoline is. The smell is unmistakable. If you have ever pumped gas, spilled a little on your hand and went into your car, you know what I’m talking about. At 12 years old, I was intrigued by the smell of gasoline and wondered […]

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Emotional Correctness

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

I did not argue a lot with my parents when I was a teenager. I really just wanted them out of my way so I could do whatever it was I wanted to do. In order for that to happen, I had to cooperate with them at some level. Cleaning my room, getting decent grades, […]

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Reflecting On Blindness

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

It just can’t be true. If it were true, the implications would be devastating and the issue deeply rooted. According to Margaret Heffernan, author of ‘Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril,’ 85 percent of employees in America have issues or concerns about their place of employment, and say nothing. Nothing. In the United […]

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The Gift Of Humility

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

After 16 years of marriage, this man found himself divorced, jobless, and homeless. As he was telling his story, I just couldn’t believe it. He looked great — well-dressed, happy, and well-fed. He told his compelling story at a men’s group I participate in every Friday morning. He had some people in his life who […]

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Bigger Than You

Bill Rieger, CIO, Flagler Hospital

If all of you who were reading this right now decided to start your own blog, what would you call it? Just off the top of your head, what would its name be, and what would you want it to be about? Chris Walden and I started our blog over two years ago, and our […]

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