In the Public Eye

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 11:45am

Elective procedure – sounds benign. Emergency room visit – definitely not. My family has experienced plenty of both. We’ve developed a kind of healthcare kit, a strategic plan that has both physical and mental components. Here’s a bit of the drill.


In the Public Eye

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 2:32pm

Communities build hospitals, just as they do houses of worship. I grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., which some referred to as the borough of “bars and churches.” I choose not to do a headcount of those institutions, but from afar I sure can see how shutters are being pulled on neighborhood hospitals in Brooklyn and New York City as a whole.


Friday, August 23, 2013 - 7:55am

It’s bonehead logic time, courtesy of Sacramento bean-counters. It’s a reminder why you can be accurate, correct  and legal but also be an ethical and moral dingbat.


Friday, August 9, 2013 - 1:43pm

In 208 seconds, he navigated a life-saving landing of his crippled passenger jet onto New York City’s icy Hudson River in January 2009. Whether he’s striding into a room packed with 2,000 health executives or calmly sitting behind a table signing “Sully” into one of his books, Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger is spare in his choice of words, relentless in delineating what’s important and self-effacing in using the headlines he’s earned to reach audiences worldwide.


Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 2:32pm

To some, he’s a visionary. Others think he’s blowing up a bridge people are still walking on. Truth is, pediatrician Donald Berwick used the bridge metaphor quite powerfully in his presentation at an American Hospital Association health summit in San Diego.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 11:43am

I was a big naysayer. I mean, who holds a breakfast event at Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo to unveil an economic analysis of why hospitals in Fresno and Madera counties are crucial to the well-being of the Valley? But – what a success!

The July 19 event drew 200 people (more than those who originally registered), the three speakers were well received, the early blast of summer sun didn’t begin to spread into the grassy amphitheater until presentations were nearly done – and the good-vibe lingered afterward as folks took a brisk stroll through the zoo.