Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone out there. Although my last name, Hino, does not sound like an Irish name, my heritage is 1/4 Irish. My dad’s side of the family is Japanese (Hino is a Japanese name) and my mother’s side of the family is Scotch-Irish. Growing up, my mother would never let me leave the house on St. Patrick’s Day without wearing my green.
So, here I am today (notice the tie featuring shamrocks and Bugs Bunny). It was a great day today. I spoke to 2 orthopedic surgeons that have an interest in moving to our area, and perhaps best of all – I found out that we are still in the running for a Federal grant that I applied for last year. If funded, we would receive a huge boost towards developing a California Critical Access Hospital Network. Our critical access hospitals could really use a boost to sharing our stories, our resources and our successes. Maybe it really was the luck of the Irish today!