Nuestra Salud / Our Health

amartinez9's picture
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 4:43pm

Desde que se confirmó la primera muerte del ébola en el país, el tema ha encabezado los titulares noticiosos. Ahora, muchos se preguntan si nuestros hospitales estan listos para enfrentar un posible contagio del mal en la region del Valle Central. En Community Medical Centers se estan llevando acabo entrenamientos continuos del personal médico por si se llega a identificar un caso del ébola.


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jtaylor's picture
Friday, October 19, 2007 - 10:19am

OK, it's a teaser headline, but I promise to deliver at the end of this posting of odds and ends in health care.


Item: Not only is there a drought in Georgia, the money is drying up too. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Grady Memorial Hospital is closing its outpatient dialysis center. The story doesn't say how many patients the center treats, only that the clinic is overworked, understaffed and largely serving uninsured people.


jtaylor's picture
Monday, October 15, 2007 - 12:53pm

Sometimes it's how you say something -- using a metaphor, an analogy, an anecdote -- that really makes the message have some impact.


The presentation was titled, "Patient Safety: Getting Sustainable Improvement."  Oh, boy. Another Power Point by a government wonk, giving yet another reason to ditch part of a Hospital Council conference and instead stroll the Monterey shoreline.


jtaylor's picture
Monday, October 8, 2007 - 12:45pm

The sun danced, the wind caressed. The Monterey Bay hotel doors were wide open. Oh, the relaxation. Oh, the pssssssttttttt.


Beware of nature's bounty polluted by a scented air-freshener. In the land of no-smoking, where salt air cleanses the lungs, smell-merchants still get the final say over what's in the air.


Christmas trees are coming. The spray-painted, the forest-moldy, the chemically preserved.  And the scented magazine ads and come-hither direct mailers are multiplying.


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 12:25pm

Hospitals are memory-makers. So I had to pause when I read that New York State is paying $360 million to close or merge 23 hospitals and seven nursing homes, to reduce excess beds.


jtaylor's picture
Monday, October 1, 2007 - 12:05pm

At least I can move ahead -- the doc said I could take my braced, bum knee out to the driving range and roll back the clock to pre-dislocation.