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Straight Talk by Dr. Weiss
  • There’s near-universal agreement that, no matter what happens in Washington over the next few years, the pressure on healthcare providers to transform the delivery system into one that achieves better outcomes at lower costs in a more patient- and consumer-friendly way will only grow more intense, is a statement from a recent Modern Healthcare cover story entitled, “The Transformation Imperative—Why the Social and Economic Forces Disrupting Healthcare Are Here To Stay.”
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  • Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12, signals Nurses’ Week across our nation. Among other recognitions, Chief Nursing Officer Jon Kling shared the following insightful passage (author unknown) during our Nursing Awards Ceremony at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club.
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  • Since the beginning of civilization, physicians have held the central role in the care and well-being of society. For the most high cometh healing, is the inspirational biblical quotation on the archway entrance of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, welcoming generations of medical students including me forty-eight years ago.
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Health Advice by Dr. Weiss
  • May 01, 2017
    Patient navigators provide personal guidance for patients who are faced with daunting health challenges. These competent and compassionate professionals may well be life-saving and at the least, very comforting for you.
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  • A chapter a day: association of book reading with longevity is the title of a short communication from the Yale University School of Public Health, showing those who read books live twenty-three months longer. Reading books stimulates two cognitive processes according to the authors, Avni Bavishi, Martin Slade, and Becca Levy.
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  • Mar 06, 2017
    Equity in care is care that does not differ by geographic location, socioeconomic status, gender, ethnicity, or other patient characteristics according to a recent American Hospital Association Guide for Hospital Leaders. Although no single solution for addressing disparities exists, multiple recommendations for reducing inequalities have been made. These suggestions include increased awareness, data collection, societal research, and most importantly—taking action.
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