Interesting times are unsettled, challenging, and often harsh and unpleasant. Everyone felt unsettled and challenged in recent days as financial markets have swooned and credit markets have frozen. Indicators point to an imminent, deep recession that may already be upon Americans. These really are interesting times. Here's what can be done: 1. It is critical that healthcare organizations act responsibly. 2. Recognize that people maybe at a tipping point that will prompt a restructuring of the healthcare industry. 3. Remember that others are working on your behalf. 4 Keep doing what you have been doing -- striving to ensure that your organizations are providing high-quality, safe services in a cost-effective manner.