Happy September -- a time that brings a renewed sense of purpose and clarity to the tasks awaiting all of us in Q4 and beyond. This year has seen tremendous uncertainty and instability in Washington, with no clear direction in several major policy areas, perhaps most notably in health care.
Political uncertainty around health reform has made it difficult for health care organizations to plan for the future. Uncertainty around tax reform and environmental policy has created confusion in the business community. Despite these "headwinds," the economy continues to grow, job creation advances, and the financial markets experience record gains.
We certainly can't predict how major policy changes will unfold, but we can help organizations to ensure that their foundations are as strong as possible to withstand any changes, by sticking to the fundamentals of transparent, proactive communications with key stakeholders and by preparing for major events and crises that can befall any organization at any time.
On the subject of preparedness, hurricanes Harvey and Irma have shown us all how vulnerable we are to the forces of nature. In addition to the suffering of so many individuals and families who have lost their homes, we have seen the vulnerability of small businesses as they struggle to survive in light of the loss of property and productivity. We have seen clients in Texas significantly impacted by the storm; some flooded out of both home and office. If you haven't already, please consider
a donation to the American Red Cross
to aid in the rebuilding process. Thank you.