PREFACE

It is with great pride that we share this year’s Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula annual report.

This year’s report features real stories about our employees and their interaction with, and tremendous commitment to, their patients.

In an age of stunning technological leaps, it’s important to remember that our business of healing is eminently about understanding and relating to people with a human touch. The more engaged, honest, and loving we are, the more our patients will thrive. To quote the great English poet William Blake, “Mercy has a human heart, and compassion, a human face.”

We hope you enjoy these tales of extraordinary courage and compassion.