Monthly Archives: February 2013

  • Transforming Care One Step at a Time

    I am in Rochester, MN, visiting my close friend, Bani Mahadeva, who has been living in the Charter House for 10 years. Charter House is a CCCR, attached to Mayo Clinic, and, as almost all buildings at Mayo, connected for miles to the various venues in Rochester. We walked from her apartment to the Civic

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  • From Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome to Post-Traumatic Hospital Syndrome

    So, the term “post-hospital syndrome” does not say “traumatic” but its definition certainly implies just that.  An article by Dr. Harlan Krumholz on the topic in the New England Journal of Medicine recently points out that taking care of all things biological does not take care of all things human. In fact, being treated in

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  • Patient Safety & Quality: "Wellness is Not Enough!"

    Just fresh from attending and speaking at the Hospital Association of Southern California’s Patient Safety Colloquium in Garden Grove, CA, I continue to hear the words of keynote speaker, Charles Denham, M.D.,  Founder and Chairman Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT) in my head. Dr. Denham said several times that “wellness is not enough…not it!”  

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