A Dermatologist’s Five Steps to Help Clinicians Continue Doing the Job They Love

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My expertise as a dermatologist at Bexley Dermatology is in treating chronic, difficult to treat skin problems. I see so much more than skin though. There’s a lot of heart behind each case, with clinicians questioning whether they can continue working. In the field of nursing, the turnover rate is one we can’t take lightly. It’s already above 17 percent … Read More

Four Trends Driving Hospital-ASC Partnerships

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Ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) are no longer free from the wave of healthcare mergers and acquisitions (M&As.) In 2015, Tenet Healthcare Corp. combined with United Surgical Partners International to form the nation’s largest provider of ambulatory surgery.1 Last year, AMSURG merged with Envision Healthcare.2 In January, Optum announced a $2.3 billion deal to acquire Surgical Care Affiliates.3 There’s a momentous shift … Read More

Advancing Healthcare through Tissue Donation

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Chronic health conditions impact nearly half of all U.S. adults, and about 117 million people in the U.S. had one or more  chronic health condition. Damage due to disease and trauma can increase the need for donated human tissue, according to new data from Persistence Market Research.  That’s why members of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) recover tissue from … Read More

Reducing Readmissions with Strategic Hospital-Nursing Home Partnerships

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The proof is in the numbers. Reducing hospital readmissions matters. A recent overview of the Nationwide Readmissions Database found that out of 12.5 million patients, 1.8 million were readmitted within 30 days.  That equates to more than $50 billion in hospital costs. Policy makers are putting pressure on nursing homes with three major governing programs that have a readmission measure … Read More

Speak Up: Making EMS a Necessary Service

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I spent 12 years as a volunteer EMT and quite frankly, the struggles haven’t changed for emergency medical services. In fact, it’s getting harder. In smaller communities there is often no tax support for emergency services. On top of that, a study from UC Berkeley found that of the more than 16,000 EMS workers in California, most are working very … Read More