Saturday, July 7, 2012

Another character--Hello, Wendell Robertson

Wendell is the third and final member of the hospital accreditation team at work in CONDITIONAL. He is a fifty-six year old hospital administrator, tall and lanky, almost Lincolnesque in appearance. He combs his salt-and-pepper hair straight back over his head with no part.

During the team's exit briefing "Wendell stretched his long-legged frame up from his chair to present a summary of his findings. His understated middle-American clothing underscored his down-to-earth personality: navy blue two-button suit, white shirt with a spread collar, an abstract patterned necktie."

"Wendell knew how to be diplomatic. Before joining The Joint Commission he had succeeded in a number of health care executive positions, including a stint as CEO of a sizable general hospital in Kansas City.  He took [Jonathan] by the arm. 'Hold on there, Doc. You just did a bang up job managing a tough survey--especially that son-of-a-bitch Sullivan. You've got plenty of time to get home. Let's all get a drink to celebrate the end of a bad week.'"


Gail Beddingfield Robertson said...

Just discovered this. The last name is VERY familiar! May I assume that he's named after me?! If so, thanks!
Your sister,
Gail Beddingfield Robertson

George Beddingfield said...

Thanks for your comment, Gail. After you? Who knows? Maybe...or maybe after Idus? Or even after Chris.

Gail said...

That's probably even neater! Or the rest of our family may imagine that's it's their name!