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Time to Improve Mental Health Care

The case of 17-year old Jordan “Jordie” Binion highlighted once again the heartbreak of mental health care in the US. This week, NBC News’ Cynthia McFadden interviewed the young man’s parents, [...]

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Better, Safer Healthcare: Take the Pledge

This week is Patient Safety Awareness Week. Part of me delights in the idea of championing better, safer healthcare. It’s a time to celebrate the improvements made over the past ten to [...]

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Going Home at Last: Hospital Instructions

“You’re going home today” may be the sweetest words when you’re in the hospital. Whether you are taking a new baby home with you, or going home with a walker at the age of 85, getting out of the [...]

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Part 4-Hollywood Hills Nursing Home: Ticket #4301 | Part IV – Nursing Home Ratings – Can Consumers Trust Them?

The final part of the Hollywood Hills-Hurricane Irma disaster analysis is the idea of selecting Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in the first place.  Much has been written about how to [...]

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Part 3-Hollywood Hills Nursing Home: Ticket #4301 | Part III – The State, the County and the Power Company

(Background) On Sunday, September 10, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit Florida. Among the places affected, was a privately-owned nursing home, 10 miles south of Fort Lauderdale, called The Rehabilitation [...]

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Ambulatory Surgery: Choosing a Facility

If you need surgery in 2018, chances are increasing, that it will be done as an outpatient.  The latest report from the federal government estimated nearly 29 million visits were made for [...]

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Part 2-Hollywood Hills Nursing Home: Ticket #4301 | Part II – The Nursing Home and its Emergency Plan

In the early days after September 13, the Hollywood Hills nursing home, through its corporate parent provided a timeline of their actions related to Hurricane Irma.  (The timeline was updated in [...]

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Hollywood Hills Nursing Home: Ticket #4301 | Part I – The Tragedy at Hollywood Hills

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. No relief from the risin’ tide. Somethin’ in the way of the world has changed, broken apart and rearranged. (From the song River’s Rising by Drew Emmitt)

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Outpatient Imaging: What Does It Cost?

About one in every 5 visits to the doctor’s office, results in an imaging test.  X-rays are still the most popular.  Other common imaging tests are ultrasound, CT (computed tomography) scans, [...]

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Five Steps to Check Your Doctor’s Credentials

I wish I could tell you that finding the perfect doctor online is easy.  It isn’t.  Reviews at social networking sites have become popular, although small numbers of random reviews are not [...]

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