Doug Carpenter, a new administrator, the third in four years, at Eastern Medical College Hospital, fights hospital power politics and physician greed while trying to provide a good setting for patient care. This combative scene forms a constant barrier to a successful, smooth-running operation and creates a threat to Doug's own position, but that's not all. A patient commits suicide. A drunk anesthesiologist kills a mother during an emergency delivery. Several patients are victims of an “angel of death.” A patient is poisoned by an unscrupulous doctor. A union strike explodes. A female goon brutalizes two nurses. On top of all that, Doug's wife is injured in a terroristic attack instigated by the pro-union forces. This all happens in only a matter of weeks, challenging Doug’s every emotion, diplomatic expertise, morals and ethics.
About the Author
William T. Delamar served in the United States Navy as a weatherman, majored in American Literature at the University of Pittsburgh (B.A.) and Organization Development at Antioch University (M.A.) and became a hospital administrator writing numerous articles in that field, as well as contributing a chapter to a textbook on Hospital Industrial Engineering. He is a founder of the Hospital Information and Management Systems Society, which grew from twenty-eight members to thousands internationally. He co-authored a creativity text, Brain-Webbing and published poetry in Weymouth, a collection of works by North Carolina writers. He was a fellow at the Weymouth Center for the Humanities for many years and is a director and past president of the Philadelphia Writers' Conference. Delamar's Civil War novel The Brother Voice (Shannon & Elm) is due for release Fall of 2014.