[VIDEO] Dr. William Weaver Shares Insight on Physician Leadership
William Lynn Weaver, MD is known for his wealth of outstanding professional experience and skill throughout the medical world. Currently the Senior Associate Dean at Ross University School of Medicine Dominica Campus, he has formerly served as professor, chair and residency program director of surgery at Morehouse University School of Medicine.
While he strives to heal wounds and save lives, at the 2014 American Medical Association Annual Meeting, Weaver chose to share an inspirational story that was “not a miracle of modern medicine” but rather one that enlightened him on why he chose to become a doctor in the first place.
When Weaver was faced with treating a patient with a terminal disease, he felt he had failed in his endeavor of giving a patient back their most precious possession: their health or their life. But upon speaking with said patient during his final moments, Weaver came to find that he gave his patient something much more valuable: time.
“I realized I had failed to do what I thought was the most important thing,” Weaver said. “That was to save his life or to make him better. But what I had done was to give some peace to him and his family.”
“I would say to you,” he continued, “that 30 years later, I still am proud to say that I’m part of a profession, part of a community, that can proudly say ‘we’re doctors.’”
AMA’s Annual Meeting unites physicians to share their wisdom and insights into what has inspired them throughout their career, impactful moments with patients and their role of physician leadership in furthering health care.
Dubai's new smart neuro spinal hospital: need to know
We take a look at Dubai's new smart hospital.
What: The Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre is a new hospital featuring state-of-the-art technology for spinal, neurosurgical, neurological, orthopaedic, radiosurgery and cancer treatments. The 700 million AED hospital, (equivalent to £138 million), has 114 beds, smart patient rooms, and green spaces for patient rehabilitation, and is four times the capacity of its former premises in Jumeirah. It is also the UAE’s first hospital to have surgical robots.
Where: The hospital is located in the Dubai Science Park. Founded in 2005, Dubai Science Park is home to more than 350 companies from multinational corporations in life sciences, biotechnology and research; over 4,000 people work here each day.
Who: The UAE's Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre was first established in Jumeirah in 2002 by Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi, as the first as the first "super-specialty" neuroscience hospital.
Why: With advanced diagnosis and robotics, the hospital will provide care across neuroscience, spine, orthopaedics and oncology for people residing in the UAE, as well as international patients.
Prof. Abdul Karim Msaddi, Chairman and Medical Director of the hospital, said: “We are proud to bring world-class healthcare services to Dubai and believe our next-generation hospital will be a game-changer for the emirate’s and the region’s medical industry.
"It will not only significantly increase the availability of specialist neuroscience and radiosurgery treatments and provide better patient care but help attract and develop local and international talent. Investing in the new centre represents our continued faith in the resilience of the region’s economy, as well as a testament to our ongoing drive towards healthcare innovation in the UAE.”