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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 1:16am

Some news items sure to get blood boiling or words flying.


Illegal immigrants qualify for emergency medical coverage. However, the federal government has now told New York State that it won't pay the federal share of the costs for those who need chemotherapy. Thus, the New York Times reported, the feds will subsidize a breast screening for poor undocumented women, but won't pay for their treatment.