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Changes in Health Care
06 Apr

As a kid, the entire family went to the same doctor, whose practice was in a very small medical building. The receptionist was the same woman, and he had one nurse. When my father was having a heart attack, on a weekend, my mom was able to reach the doctor.  We didn’t have health insurance, and his office would work out a payment plan.

Specialty Hospitals - They put the “Hospitality” into the word “Hospital”
24 Feb

It’s pretty simple folks. If someone were to ask you “what types of facilities do you think score the highest in Patient Satisfaction Scores?” what would your answer be? If you answered Specialty Hospitals then you would be Correct!

TBT: Are ancillary departments the key to an improved patient experience?
08 Oct

Having spent much of my career developing and implementing Ancillary services operations for Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs), I have a deep rooted appreciation for the impact these dedicated people can have on the patient experience. These support service departments can include:

Destination Medical Center Image - Rochester, MN
17 Jun

As hospitals continue to be swallowed up by the big healthcare systems, they need to be creative in differentiating themselves from the crowd.  Destination Medical Center (DMC) just might be the next big trend to do just that.

Leadership evolution: A nurse-led hospital
23 Mar

Everyone is used to the term physician-led hospital, but is the ever changing face of healthcare trending towards a nurse-led hospital?

02 Feb

I would speculate most of us know someone that was admitted to a hospital and had something go wrong.  In the mid 1970’s one of my classmate’s father entered the hospital for surgery.  He ended up catching a disease that not only killed him, but the family parrot.

Ancillary Healthcare Uniforms by Fashion Seal Healthcare
02 Oct

Having spent much of my career developing and implementing Ancillary services operations for Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs), I have a deep rooted appreciation for the impact these dedicated people can have on the patient experience.  These support service departments can include:

Is a scrub vending machine right for your healthcare facility?
05 Aug

“Walking a tightrope” - the term used by a laundry in Ohio describing the pros and cons of scrub vending machines being used to manage scrub loss and control.

While some hospitals are all for the use of scrub vending machines to manage their scrub uniforms, there are even more out there who say the cost is too high. When you factor in the cost of the actual scrub vending machine and weigh it against the actual scrub loss without one, the math speaks for itself.

Short Sleeve Lab Coats by Fashion Seal Healthcare®
24 Jun

In meeting with one of my laundry customers the other day, a hot topic was brought up in regards to a recent push from the Health Department to hospitals around the country - “Bare Below the Elbows”. The goal of the initiative is to improve the effectiveness of hand hygiene by healthcare providers.

Generic hospital image
06 Mar

During the Reagan years or shortly after, I was watching Donahue and the topic was mental health.  At the time, many of the mental health hospitals had been shut down and those that remained were only for the criminally insane.  The parents of a man, who killed their postman, were asked why he wasn’t in a mental hospital.  They said they tried to get him help, but they were told, as long as he wasn’t a danger to himself or to others, there wasn’t a way to admit him to a hospital.  The doctor,

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