Rewind to 5 days ago. It was Monday morning and I was sitting in my office in a meeting when I heard a knock on the door. I got up and opened the door, and a colleague and friend was on the other side. She said she needed to talk with me about something personal. She was visibly upset. The first thought that came to mind was that she had found another position and was leaving. A bit of panic set in because she was really great in her role and it would be such a big loss to the hospital if she left. My colleague who I was meeting with was insightful enough to understand that this interruption was important, and she graciously stepped out of the office so I could have a private conversation. What I heard in the next few minutes left me speechless.