Achieving Diversity In The Hospital

Achieving Diversity In The Hospital

We are the stewards of our nation’s journey toward equality. The journey was charted in the Constitution by our country’s founding fathers. The journey has been continued by each generation of Americans. It has been steered by the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the constitution and by legislation enacted by Congress. We are closer to achieving […]

What Is Your Leadership Style?

What Is Your Leadership Style?

In 1995, New York Times columnist Daniel Goleman authored¬†Emotional Intelligence, a book that popularized the idea that people who are able to recognize their own and other people’s emotions and then use that information to optimally manage relationships are more effective leaders. Goleman also examined leadership behaviors of executives and classified them into 6 leadership […]

How To Bonus Physicians

How To Bonus Physicians

You remember when your grandfather used to say to you: “You get what you pay for”? Well, when it comes to paying physicians, he was right. Money is the great motivator and when you give someone a bonus, you do it to motivate a specific behavior. There are all sorts of ways to make bonus […]

The 2017 Epinephrine Shortage

The 2017 Epinephrine Shortage

Epinephrine is the most common drug used to resuscitate patients in cardiopulmonary arrest. EMS squads keep it on hand during every emergency run and hospitals contain it in their code carts. Epinephrine comes in a variety of strengths and dosing sizes but during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the most commonly used size is the pre-filled 10 ml […]

United States Lifetime Health Costs

United States Lifetime Health Costs

The annual OECD Health Statistics 2017 report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development was released 2 weeks ago. Every year, I can spend hours reading through the database and statistics that give us enormous insight into healthcare across the planet. The OECD is a group of 35 of the most economically developed countries […]

Endoscopy Unit Efficiently

Endoscopy Unit Efficiently

One thing we can all agree on is that identifying cancers by screening at an early, treatable stage saves lives. I’m going to make the argument that the most expensive cancer screening test is the colonoscopy if your endoscopy unit is not run efficiently. Other cancer screening tests are quick to perform and don’t require […]