Have you ever asked yourself that question when faced with something that just does not seem right? Well, in Illinois, my home state, we recently had an opportunity to see a hospital executive’s response to that question.
According to a report on ABC7 Chicago by Chuck Goudie, hospital CEO Pam Davis (Edward Hospital, Naperville, IL) was approached in an alleged state shakedown regarding a construction company and the hospital’s expansion plan. “I felt that there was something very, very wrong and it was right at that moment that I made the decision I should call the FBI.”
She agreed to record conversations for further investigation… arrests were made, and this is one of the investigations creating problems for the impeached Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich. Pam Davis was featured as “Person of the Week” on ABC’s World News on Friday, January 9, 2009.
We cannot know if the outcome of our decisions will be positive or negative.
For the majority of us, our response to, “What difference would it make?” won’t be paraded out before a national audience. I suspect however, that with people of integrity, the guiding motivator is really the audience of one…our self. And that fact alone motivates us to do the right thing!