A typical day for me as an administrator will start with two hours of walking rounds in various areas I oversee. Three days a week, these rounds consist of making contact with managers who report directly to me. We have informal conversations related to their specific scope of responsibility. At the time of the Pulse shootings, my areas of responsibility included respiratory care, patient transport and medical equipment distribution, acute care therapy, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, clinical nutrition, and food and nutrition.


After rounding, much of my day includes meetings related to operational issues and planning as well as individual meetings with managers for their professional development. I attend task force meetings and strategic planning sessions. My days usually are well structured and on an appointment calendar with the exception of an occasional human resource-related or patient-related concern that I must attend to.