Hospitals are failing to provide charity care to those who need it most by Chetanya Robinson Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. According to a recent survey, this hospital hung up on a tester calling in Spanish, has charity care policies that go against state or federal law, and offers low charity care amounts. Show More Summary
BY JEFF GOLDSMITH On July 17 of this year, I journeyed from Charlottesville Virginia, where I live, to Seattle to have my cervical spine rebuilt at Virginia Mason Medical Center, whose Neuroscience Institute has a national reputation for telling patients they don’t need surgery. It was my fifth complex surgical episode in 29 months, after
Via Journel of American Medical Association (JAMA) is an invitation us to keep looking at the plight of rural hospitals in light of decreasing rural population. Dr. Diana Mason writes: But other rural communities, home to nearly 20% of the US population, are not so fortunate. Since 2010, 78 of the more than 2150 rural nonspecialty […]
Patients diagnosed with lumbar degenerative spine disease are more likely to receive the right care when a team of experts representing multiple medical specialties collaborate in reviewing the patient's needs and determining the best treatment option.
SEATTLE - (Dec. 6, 2016) - For the 11th consecutive year, The Leapfrog Group today named Virginia Mason a Top Hospital based on its evaluation of quality and safety at medical centers across the nation.
With a 20 percent increase in patients during the Major League Baseball playoff games in Chicago, the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center is preparing for a very busy World Series weekend there. Of course they expect alcohol-related...Show More Summary
Linda J. Mason, M.D., director of pediatric anesthesiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, today was named first vice president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Dr. Mason was elected at the ANESTHESIOLOGY(r) 2016 annual meeting in Chicago and will serve for one year.
Virginia Mason Medical Center announced today it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care, Pulmonary Care, Critical Care, Gastrointestinal Care and General Surgery.
In the world’s war zones, medical facilities are being routinely bombed by Americans, Russians and Saudis. We need more than words from the UN to end this scandal A single day of fighting in June 1859, among the vineyards and villages near Lake Garda, left 40,000 Italian, French and Austrian soldiers dead or wounded. Show More Summary
Nobody covers the field of futile care like Thaddeus Mason Pope. I disagree with him about nearly everything, but he really keeps track of what is going on. His Medical Futility blog reports that Virginia’s Joint Commission on Health...Show More Summary
I want to preface this post by saying it’s mostly about questions, not answers. I’ve had many readers and acquaintances ask me about what’s been going on at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. The short answer is: “I don’t know, other than anything I’ve read in the news.” I don’t have any inside connections […]
/PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Mason Institute, a nonprofit health care education organization, is hosting a special workshop in Philadelphia for medical professionals, clinic managers and clinical teams September 26-28, 2016. Led by health care improvement experts Dr. Show More Summary
I spotted these two reports last week. First:Telstra-backed haptic medical robots transmit doctors' touch from city to countryby Max Mason May 20 2016 at 12:58 PM Robots are on the verge of bridging the gap between the city-based doctors...Show More Summary
Survival rates for patients treated for a variety of cancers at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle are among the best in the United States, recent national data shows.
Virginia Mason Medical Center has received another "A" for patient safety in the national Hospital Safety Score program administered by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit hospital safety watchdog.
/PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Mason Institute, a leading lean education resource for health care organizations, just released a new improvement story that outlines how a pharmaceutical error had a profound effect on a patient, leaders and staff -- and eventually the processes.
Virginia Mason Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the fourth consecutive year and is the only hospital in Seattle and the Puget Sound area to reach this milestone.
Northwest side: Police said Ortiz was working at Brudder’s Bar & Grill at 3600 N. Pulaski Road when someone outside fired shots around 11:45 p.m. Saturday. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 5:39 p.m. the next day, police said. Oak Lawn? From Irving and Pulaski? No wonder he died.
Dr. Gary Kaplan is the CEO of Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Center, considered one of the world leaders in the adoption of Lean healthcare principles. He wrote the foreword for my book The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He co-authored a recent editorial in the BMJ Quality & Safety journal: “Lean and the perfect patient experience” It serves […]
Virginia Mason Medical Center has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence(tm) for the sixth consecutive year from Healthgrades, a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals in the United States.