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jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - 9:46am

The red ink at San Joaquin General Hospital is supposed to be $32 million deep by end of June. It's one of few remaining county-run hospitals in California. Now county supervisors and some area hospitals are sort of talking about what they can do/want to do to avert an inevitable death by poor-patient overload and fiscal starvation.


wholderman's picture
Monday, April 7, 2008 - 11:44am

It was a reasonable question from my husband based on the fact that I was 6 months pregnant with #2 son and every rollercoaster ride we came had an obnoxiously visible sign that warned pregnant women not to ride. My nurse friend and I decided, "hey, that baby is in the best shock-absorber ever made, sure it's OK if I ride." (Confession-I escaped the rollercoaster "police" by wearing a bulky coat to hide the obvious).


jtaylor's picture
Friday, April 4, 2008 - 10:46am

No such thing as an ugly baby? That's politically correct but ... It's apparently easier to analyze why babies make us smile.


Wall Street Journal columnist Robert Lee Hotz sums up findings from researchers at Oxford, MIT, USC, Vanderbilt and elsewhere: There's a sliver of your brain (fusiform gyrus in your temporal lobe) that's activated in milliseconds when you see a baby, making you smile. And it's a response that's too fast to be under your control.


wholderman's picture
Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 7:42pm

The very word "collaboration" suggests cooperation and working jointly to accomplish something, it also eludes to working as a team. So.....theoretically, it should work, right? I believe this to be true with some provisios. The healthcare "team" (executives, staff, physicians) need to embrace the importance of quality and cost efficiency initiatives, support positive outcomes as a result of encouraging core measures compliance and evidenced-based practice, and listening to one another about suggestions to improve.


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 8:18am

A-Rod will make $28 Million this year playing for the Yankees, more than the entire team payroll of the Florida Marlins (quick, name 2 players on that team) -- or roughly enough to keep all of Community Medical Centers operating for two weeks.


Steroids, ticket prices, the cost of garlic fries and stadium parking, millionaire players pretending like their sweat doesn't stink (and should be sold on Ebay). There are lots of reasons to mock/ignore baseball. There are also reasons to celebrate it. Anybody who's seen the movie "Sandlot" knows that.