Only YOU Can Prevent PX Wildfires

US Forest Service Beginnings

Gifford Pinchot, first Chief of the United States Forest Service from 1905 until 1910

“The question of forest fires, like the question of slavery, may be shelved for a time at enormous cost in the end — but sooner or later, it must be faced.”

— Gifford Pinchot

System Visualizations

“Forest Service spending on fire suppression in recent years has gone from 15 percent of the budget to 55 percent … which means we have to keep borrowing from funds that are intended for forest management”

— Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Great. So how does this relate to healthcare?

Tiffany Fortin: Peace Lamp

A visualization showing how the Peace Lamp ultimately addressed a number of factors that contributed to a lack of situational awareness on the part of Cardiac unit staff.

“People think the solution has to be a new drug or a new laser or something really high tech to be powerful. They have a hard time believing that these simple choices that we make in our lives every day can make a powerful difference.”

— Dr. Dean Ornish, Founder and President of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, quoted in the documentary “Escape Fire.”

Sheila Moroney: “I Wasn’t Present”

Conclusion

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