Trauma in our streets and in our ED: How a Minneapolis Trauma I Health Center handled 2020

As a new leader, I took the CEO role 2 weeks before we did some executive orders here in Minnesota. Early on, it was about this robust 90-day plan I had developed that got thrown out the door and we had to pivot, and do so fast. There wasn’t time as a new leader for me to learn; it was all hands on deck. We needed to trust our instincts and drive and respond, and it was important that we did that as a team in those early days. It was about teaming inside our walls, with other health systems, and with all levels of government to respond to what we know across the nation: none of us knew what was coming ahead of us. I had to trust our team, I had to trust my leaders. – Jennifer DeCubellis, CEO