What readers are saying
The book is an amazing story of two brothers, their wives, and the family’s commitment to service and excellent patient care for the most underserved. From Taiwan to Miami, the family’s story shows what faith, purpose, setting high expectations, and family can achieve. The ChenMed model of care stands out as a beacon to move the country from sick care to truly meeting a patient’s needs. My hope is that there are many followers. Patients are waiting.RON WILLIAMS
Former chairman and CEO of AETNA, Inc. and best-selling author of Learning to Lead
The Calling tells the inspirational story of the Chen family, which over two generations not only completed the American Dream but also transformed American medicine. Their narrative shines a bright light on the problems of the current healthcare system and the power of purpose, focus, and faith to solve them. It is a must-read for anyone who has lost hope in the medical profession.ROBERT PEARL, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine and Business and author of Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors & Patients
A must-read for every American, The Calling details how we as a nation can build a more compassionate and affordable healthcare system for all. In fact, they’ve already started changing the lives of millions of people—a model that continues to blossom across the country. It is winning people over and challenging the status quo medical establishment.DR. MARTY MAKARY
Johns Hopkins professor and New York Times best-selling author of The Price We Pay
A fascinating story of a remarkable family who have overcome great obstacles building a world-changing company. You will be inspired!BUCK MCCABE
Retired EVP and CFO, Chick-fil-A Inc.
A wonderful read. Chris and Gordon share a deeply moving story of their family’s mission to change the course of healthcare in America by making it kinder, simpler, more personal—the kind of care everyone wishes for their loved ones. What makes their story so compelling is they’ve brought this mission to life, making personalized, empathetic, and holistic care a reality for hundreds of thousands of people. Our country is better off for their persistence and passion for the cause.BRUCE D. BROUSSARD
President & CEO, Humana Inc.
The life experiences that shape not one but two generations of innovative leaders in healthcare compel this inspiring story of how ChenMed came to be one of the beacons of value-driven care in the nation. In this refreshingly honest family business memoir, Chris and Gordon Chen pay tribute to their parents, Dr. James and Mary Chen, as well as their wives, friends, and all who have guided them. The Calling shows how their unwavering compunction to serve those in the greatest need like their own family, together with their deep faith, have guided their decisions and led to their success. This is their origin story, and we eagerly await the sequel.DR. VIVIAN S. LEE
Author of The Long Fix: Solving America’s Health Care Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone
This book offers guidance on faith and family, personal and business development, dealing with setbacks, and making the most of opportunities. If you let it, The Calling: A Memoir of Family, Faith, and the Future of Healthcare will challenge you and also help you find your unique place in your family and in the world. Along the way, you’ll be called to make your relationships at work and home stronger and more centered on a vision of a better future. For those of us called to heal healthcare, we’ll see that only a company informed by thousands of years of family and spiritual wisdom is up to that monumental task—and you’ll want help!DAVE LOGAN, PhD
New York Times best-selling co-author of Tribal Leadership, cofounder of three businesses including Care4th, and professor at the USC Marshall School of Business