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Michael Porter

Rose, I feel your pain through a merger.  We were a not for profit county hospital before we were bought by the for profit.  There was a lot to be gained, but also there was loss.  The loss was similar to what you experienced with having a seat at the table to not.  Though our new CEO is more in tune with what Chaplains do than our previous one and has called on me in that capacity on various occasions, getting another chaplain will not happen, at least in my time.  I continue to have an influence as I continue patient care and provided support for people on all levels at the hospital.  People have told me they appreciate the human element I bring to discussions.  I believe at some level this gets translated into decisions that are made.