Gordie Howe Taught Me Perseverance

South Dayton Youth Hockey League Yearbook

South Dayton Youth Hockey League Yearbook

I’ve been reading recently about hockey legend Gordie Howe, the former Detroit Red Wings and NHL and WHA superstar. I played hockey and met “Mr. Hockey” when I was just a kid. I skated with him and he coached my team’s practice (that’s me, number 14). Recently, he’s been suffering from dementia and has been in the hospital. Howe’s gift to hockey and to people was his resilience, character, hard work and the ability to come back from adversity. He also mentored younger players. Howe had a big impact on me, both personally and professionally.

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I am a healthcare leader who has guided my medical group to clinical breakthroughs, record revenue growth and a private equity transaction with UCLA physician diagnostics. I have led over 150 clinical implementation projects across cardiology, radiology, telemedicine, clinical trials, Lean Healthcare and organ recovery. Over the last five years, I have negotiated 35 early adopter contracts worth over $3M across multiple clinical markets, generated an additional $1M revenue pipeline and achieved a 967% rise in price per share along with a fivefold market cap increase.