Lewis delivered the opening night keynote for the convention, which runs four days at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center. Lewis went on to earn eight gold and one silver Olympic medals in four Olympic games. That silver came when he lost to U.S. Olympic teammate Joe DeLoach, a runner six years his junior from a small Texas town, Lewis said. DeLoach “ran the race of his life,” and such success is possible with focus and goals, he told the crowd.
Lewis' remarks ended with his fourth long jump gold medal in Atlanta in 1996 at the age of 35. Lewis said he adapted his training after an accident and as he aged, changing his diet, attending massage therapy school to better understand his body and lifting weights for the first time during the last year of his career. “I realized I had to do something different,” he said.
Preceding Lewis was Sue Jacques, president of HFMA United Kingdom, and chief executive and director of finance for county Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, who said healthcare in the UK faces budget cuts and must find ways to adopt new skills, engage clinicians, improve quality to reduce costs, and streamline the clinical pathways. At the same time, UK lawmakers are seeking to reduce the deficit as Europe wrestles with debt that threatens its common currency. Such economic forces cannot be altered by individuals, but each person can make a difference locally to improve healthcare efficiency, she said.
More [email protected] Coverage