In a world where information is constantly at your fingertips and technology in the healthcare industry is advancing at lightning speed, Dr. Sam Weinstein still believes there is no substitute for the human connection.
“Anybody can look something up on a phone. Anybody can search on the web. That’s not really what makes the difference,” he said. “What makes the difference is our persistence and our contribution to others. Not what it means to us, but what we bring from ourselves to help other people.
“For all the business opportunities, for all the medical opportunities, for all the sophisticated forms of communication, there’s still no substitute, fortunately, for being the room with someone, shaking their hand, laying hands on a patient, or just listening.”
This passion for helping people led Weinstein to SpecialtyCare after a longtime career as a pediatric heart surgeon. He served as director of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and surgical director of cardiac transplantation and mechanical assistance at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. He sat down with author, poet, and philosopher Noah benShea, for an episode of Scrubbing In, SpecialtyCare’s podcast featuring innovation in the OR.
As a surgeon, Weinstein recognizes the impact the operating room technicians and support physicians had on him and the importance of their role in the OR. SpecialtyCare offered the unique opportunity for him to support these associates as a leader – providing the necessary tools for each to be their best in their career path.
“I love these people for what they’ve done for my patients. I love them for what they’ve done for me, and I feel that it’s my mission to help them be better at what they do, support them to be better at what they want to do, and make their careers as fulfilling as possible.”
For more of Noah benShea’s thoughtful interview with SpecialtyCare CEO Sam Weinstein, MD, MBA, tune into Scrubbing In.