Hopefully, Thursday you will spend the day enjoying friends and family and taking a few moments to reflect on things that you are grateful for. I wanted to get a head start on the holiday and express my gratitude.

Let me just start by saying that I am incredibly lucky. I have an amazing family, beloved friends, and colleagues and a job that I love! I cherish the time I get to spend with my wife and relish all my moments as a father. I am forever invigorated by downtime I spend with friends and family.

Each day, I also go to work and am inspired by the thousands of team members who I am proud to call colleagues and friends. They come into the hospital every day and give 110% of themselves to me, their fellow team members and our patients – always striving to do the best that they can. We all know that life can be challenging, and work can sometimes be hard and incredibly demanding. For me, it is always made better, easier and much more fun thanks to my incredible team. The fact that I get to work alongside them and help lead them is one of the greatest joys of my life. I could not do a hundredth of the things I do at TGH each day without them, and for that, I remain incredibly grateful.

Finally, I want to express an extra bit of thanks for those team members who will spend a large part of their Thanksgiving holiday away from their friends and family caring for others and our TGH patients. Their hard work and dedication fills me with pride and is one of the reasons I am beyond grateful this Thanksgiving.

I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday season. Be safe and kind to each other.

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