LOOKING BACK @ 2021
Written By: TROY TAIT
Another year has coming to an end, and as I sit and reflect over the course of the last 12 months, I am amazed at how crazy this past year was. At the end of 2020, I remember thinking, “I am glad this year is over and can’t wait to get back to normal.” Well, normal never did make it back – 2021 was just as crazy.
One of the things that really stands out to me is the dynamic effort of those in health care. In particular, our “front line defenders” – the nurses and doctors who have tirelessly worked as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic and the different variants. Every time it looked as though we might be getting ahead, there always seemed to be a setback. These individuals never got a break. For them, it has been 24/7 every day of the year. Working directly with the medical industry, I have seen the impact COVID has had on medical professionals. However, their commitment to providing the best care possible – despite all the challenges – has been amazing.
Another group that has been just as diligent in its commitment to providing the best possible care is the rental operations team at Med One. As you can imagine, the need for medical equipment has been extremely high during this pandemic. Our rental operations team – drivers, equipment cleaners, biomed technicians, and support staff have been working around the clock to make sure our health care providers have the equipment they need. This effort has been a great example of how a team should function, with everyone doing their job to the very best of their ability and then giving a little more.
"It has been amazing to watch individuals rise to the challenge and continue moving forward."
2021 has been a great year. There have been many challenges and obstacles that have provided great learning opportunities. It has been amazing to watch individuals rise to the challenge and continue moving forward. I’m hopeful that many of the difficult things we have experienced – particularly with COVID – will go away in 2022, but I am confident that if more challenges arise, we have the ability and the individuals who will once again rise to the occasion and get things done.