Guest post by Andy Cook, MHA
On a perfect Saturday evening, 2,500 people gathered under the façade of the legendary First Avenue music venue for a concert to honor and memorialize Prince. Midway through a classic Prince tune, a Hennepin EMS ambulance drove past on 7th Street with its siren perfectly in tune with the band. This was just chance, of course. But it also made me think about what healthcare can learn from a rock club.
Maybe I’m unique in seeing this connection because I live in both the healthcare and music worlds. By day I am a manager at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), overseeing Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary, EEG & EMG. On evenings and weekends, I am writing, recording, and playing shows along with my friends and bandmates on the music scene. (more…)