A doctor, a nurse, and the CEO of a HMO all died on the same day. Upon
approaching the pearly gates, St. Peter asked the doctor why he should
be admitted to heaven. The doctor answered, "I healed the sick and
cared for the dying for many years." St. Peter agreed that he should
be let into heaven.
When the nurse was asked the same question by St. Peter, she replied,
"I comforted the ill and the dying for many years, as well as educated
and cared for the families." St. Peter allowed her into heaven as
St. Peter then turned to the CEO of the HMO and asked him the same
question. The CEO responded, "I have cut the cost of health care and
prevented many unnecessary procedures."
St. Peter thought about what to do and then said to the CEO, "I have
decided to allow you into heaven, but only with a referral, and only
for three days!!"