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Straight Talk by Dr. Weiss
  • Over the past sixty-two years we have come a very long way in caring for patients due to the hard work, competence, and compassion of our colleagues, who together make our community the envy of our nation. We have had some amazing success in lowering mortality from cardiac disease, stroke, and sepsis (blood infection); helping folks ambulate well with artificial joints (for years we have been the busiest total joint replacement hospital in Florida for Medicare patients); birthing 3,644 babies; caring for the vast majority of children’s needs close-to-home and around-the-clock; 111,436 emergency room visits; 38,999 admissions; 334,824 outpatient visits with the NCH Physician Group—just to share a few annual highlights.
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  • “We are wickedly bad at dealing with the implications of compound math,” said investor Jeremy Grantham, as quoted by Thomas Friedman in Thanks for Being Late. When applied to healthcare, this statement is monumentally impactful. Friedman’s most recent book is well worth reading for everyone from elected officials to novice futurists.
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  • NCH is now a teaching healthcare system as twelve Internal Medicine residents and two Pharmacy residents joined our team. The founders of a fifty-bed frontier hospital over sixty-two years ago would be pleased and surprised to learn that their endeavor evolved to a community—and now a teaching—institution. We have had nursing, medical, laboratory, and radiology students as well as residents from Mayo over the years leading up to our current monumental change in culture.
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Health Advice by Dr. Weiss
  • Jun 26, 2017
    People who have a sense of purpose live seven years longer and are happier and more productive than those without a goal, according to Richard J. Leider, author of The Power of Purpose.
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  • Jun 02, 2017
    All else being equal, elderly patients prefer to be at home rather than at a healthcare facility according to a 2012 British study recently referenced in a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Perspective.
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  • 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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