Archive for January, 2007

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January 27th, 2007

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) said, “Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.”

Watercooler_secret_2 As one of my former CEO’s used to take great pride in saying, “The secret is there is no secret.”

So, who would’a thunk it? Readership of this blog is increasing dramatically. I suspect that we will see even more activity this week-end as people tune in to find out what happened at Friday and Saturday’s Health System Board meetings.

Okay. So, I’ll just tell you that the secret is there are no secrets.

Finally, in the “Facts from Florida” column. Here’s one of the most disconcerting things that I heard at my ACHE course last week. If you are a child today, there is a 30% chance that you will develop Type II diabetes. One third of our children today will be afflicted with Type II diabetes and the devastating impact of that disease. Now, besides the fact that we are overweight, underexercised and nutritionally bankrupt, here’s one of the other reasons why: We are spending 2.2 trillion dollars this year on health care in the United States and only about 4% of those monies are being spent on preventative medicine.

Think about it.