One of Henry Ford’s best-known quotes is the following: “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.”
Those words still hold true today.
His quote speaks to the importance of building relationships and identifying opportunities for collaboration; not just within our System but by working with other organizations within health care, our city and beyond.
Working together is where you find success – and opportunity.
Such an opportunity arose with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University in Ontario, Canada.
I have been working to develop collaborative opportunities in clinical care, education, research and innovation with our colleagues “south of the border,” down Canada way.
In prior blogs, I have written about the great work being done to provide support for certain clinical situations with hospitals and providers in Essex County.
After conversations with hospitals, educators, and private and governmental officials, we all felt there were many additional areas of work to consider, leveraging the resources and talents we have collectively.
In parallel with the work we had been doing, the remarkable dean of the Schulich School of Medicine, Dr. Michael Strong, and his leadership team took this concept one step further and extended their outreaching global initiatives to cross border work with Detroit.
This led to Henry Ford. Continue reading