Marc's Graph

Work in Whatcom County, WA, that lead up to our participation dates back to about 1985 or earlier. The effects from Pursuing Perfection continue, but not necessarily in the mainstream as RWJF had hoped, and not in Whatcom County as I had hoped. Such is life.

Here I begin to graph out the story of Pursuing Perfection in Whatcom County. From 2000 until about 2007 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided significant funding and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) controlled the use of those funds. The stated purpose of this collaboration was to redesign the US healthcare system, within three years.

Personally, I chose a new course in my life in 1986 or '87 when I decided to create something that did not exist, something deeply meaningful to me and for my community. I am an emergency medicine specialist. The concept and actualization of urban trauma systems was new at the time. I worked in a sophisticated but rural setting. There were no trauma systems in rural settings at that time. The way there were organized was prohibitively expensive. I figured out a way to do it and got the support and funding from our hospital and from the physicians. I had never had so much fun. I got paid about $17/hour for the work. Who cares. The fun and success of innovation in a community setting set the stage for the rest of my career.

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This complex graph is further broken up into some subgraphs and sub plots in the story. They include:

PursuingPerfection especially the results and effects.