The Spy “Exit Interview” series is part journalism and part oral history. Over the last eleven years, the Spy has interviewed dozen of local leaders at the moment of their retirement to reflect on their work and some of the challenges they have faced in their professional careers.
We continue with our chat with Patti Willis, Shore Regional Health senior’s long-serving vice president for communications.
For more than four decades, Patti has had a front-row seat in watching the rapid and sometimes controversial health care changes on her native Eastern Shore. In her Spy interview, she recounts the transition from independent community hospitals to one sizeable regional organization serving five counties.
Patti also shares what lessons she’s learned over this complicated process, as well as her observations about how these changes have sometimes been emotionally difficult for many who grew up or had been born in the hospital just down the road from them.
This video is approximately twelve minutes in length. For more information about work of Shore Regional Health please go here.