One of Wayne’s guiding principles is that all parties involved in reaching or impacting a desired outcome are given responsibilities and all members of the team are held accountable for helping to reach the desired outcome. When Wayne Wayne held his first accountability for the medical team there was a new comer, new to the team, new to the hospital, new to Utah. Of course Huntsman is associated with the University of Utah, which is a teaching hospital, so I was dubious about the role of the new-comer. What a pleasant surprise! I had a first row seat to watch the dance of 2 male alpha’s in action, each with a disadvantage, one was a new-comer, the other a new-comer to complete physical compromise. On the fourth day of rounds, the new-comer examines Wayne, listens to Wayne conduct his accountability and then…….starts questioning Wayne regarding Wayne’s ACCOUNTABILITY! Oh indeed, Wayne is part of the team and he has his own work to do, to reach the desired goal. This is “toe to toe, tit for tat, you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.” How does Wayne like it – NOT! He has tried to weasel out of his responsibilities, but we are all on to him. So yes I AM A BIG MEANY. He has to get up!!! He has to breath into his incentive spirometry!!!!! He has to be able to eat real food!!!! These are his accountabilities. Every day, Wayne asks if the doctor thinks we are going to reach the goal and everyday the doctor asks Wayne if he is going to reach his goal. This is hard work for all, a lot of pressure for all of us to help get to the goal – HOME, lets hope these two guys get there at the same time. ……Oh by the way, it is easy to see how this clever new-comer was able to work his way up the ladder, he is the new Chief of Bone Marrow Transplant, a specialist in GvHD, an observant man who knows how to have a patient work right into his hand, I like him, he’s one of the good guys! TOO bad I didn’t have this experience sooner, who knows what I could of had Wayne do, but I have a feeling that this is a guy thing, and I don’t think I could have it better that I have it now. So many friends and the love of a good man, what a great life!