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LeadingAge Minnesota – March 2021

2021-04-15T15:31:33+00:00

As a Bethel MBA Instructor and healthcare professional, I am grateful for the steady hearts and hands who have sacrificed so much during the pandemic, especially those like you who serve in long-term care communities. A Primary Caregiver Gives Thanks responds to the passionate sacrifice you and others in healthcare have shown during these difficult days.

LeadingAge Minnesota – March 20212021-04-15T15:31:33+00:00

A Reflection with Ric – Lessons Learned from a CFO’s First Day

2021-04-15T15:20:38+00:00

His name was James P Drevets. He was the first Chief Financial Officer of Covenant Retirement Communities and my predecessor, mentor, colleague, and trusted friend. I was the first employee of a central office established by Covenant leadership to serve a loose confederation of retirement communities around the country. I had been splitting my time

A Reflection with Ric – Lessons Learned from a CFO’s First Day2021-04-15T15:20:38+00:00

A Reflection with Ric – A Primary Caregiver Gives Thanks

2021-02-16T22:23:39+00:00

“Your wife’s cancer has returned.” What just happened???  In June (2020) we heard good news after my wife’s annual mammogram – all clear.  The chances her breast cancer of 2006 would return became more remote with each passing year.  Then came the new diagnosis two months later from my wife’s primary Doctor. The scans showed

A Reflection with Ric – A Primary Caregiver Gives Thanks2021-02-16T22:23:39+00:00

A Reflection with Ric – An Unforgettable Veteran

2020-11-10T20:50:05+00:00

On the occasions when I traveled to Washington, D.C. for work, I took great joy visiting the many Memorials on The National Mall. The Memorials regularly stirred up a variety of emotions, pride, awe, and often, a great deal of sadness. Gazing up at Abraham Lincoln never failed to remind me of the sacrifices of

A Reflection with Ric – An Unforgettable Veteran2020-11-10T20:50:05+00:00

A Reflection with Ric  – Behind Every Number is a Story

2020-09-30T13:03:08+00:00

“Nursing costs are way too high. Something must be done. Staffing is out of control, ” said the hospital's Executive Director to me, the brand new budget manager. Less than 24 hours later, the Director of Nursing told me, “My staffing is fine. I’m not over spending. I’m tired of being constantly asked to cut

A Reflection with Ric  – Behind Every Number is a Story2020-09-30T13:03:08+00:00

The Pandemic of 1918 – 1920 – A Family Member Looks Back

2020-08-28T13:53:19+00:00

A Reflection with Ric – The Pandemic of 1918 – 1920 – A Family Member Looks Back Silas Theodore Olson 14 Jan 1903 – 27 Jan 1920 When visiting my grandparents many years ago, I discovered some very old Olson family pictures.  One picture in particular caught my eye.  In the photo I saw a

The Pandemic of 1918 – 1920 – A Family Member Looks Back2020-08-28T13:53:19+00:00

 “I’m So Lonely – I Just Wanna Die”

2020-08-26T13:28:52+00:00

A Reflection with Ric  “I’m So Lonely – I Just Wanna Die”   As I approached her room, I saw the door stood slightly open.  I could barely see her and noticed she sat hunched over in her wheelchair.  I heard the Chicago Cubs’ game on her TV. “May I come in?” I asked, knocking

 “I’m So Lonely – I Just Wanna Die”2020-08-26T13:28:52+00:00

A Reflection with Ric – 1968 Revisited

2020-06-15T18:50:39+00:00

As I drove back to Bellingham, Washington from St. Paul, Minnesota after completing my freshman year at Bethel, I knew my life had dramatically changed but I had no idea how much. At Bethel, I encountered Professor G.W. Carlson who taught Political Science. Professor Carlson challenged me to research, think and to pray through issues

A Reflection with Ric – 1968 Revisited2020-06-15T18:50:39+00:00

STAYING SANE IN AN INSANE TIME

2021-04-15T15:23:34+00:00

STAYING SANE IN AN INSANE TIME  Richard H. Cox, MD, PhD, DMin ---There have been many times in history when the human race has faced mass insanity, and this is one of them. Brilliant minds are distracted, creative minds are blunted, and values are questioned. Morals are provoked, relationships are pushed to

STAYING SANE IN AN INSANE TIME2021-04-15T15:23:34+00:00

A Reflection with Ric – 9/11 Revisited

2020-04-15T17:42:44+00:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi2SNFnfMjk “Did you see what is happening in New York?” The woman’s comment caught me totally off guard as I walked past her in the hotel hallway. I had been preparing for leadership team meetings in San Diego with leaders from around the country and had not seen the news. “They flew a plane into

A Reflection with Ric – 9/11 Revisited2020-04-15T17:42:44+00:00
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