Hospitals In Focus
The Joint Commission’s Future

The Joint Commission’s Future

August 15, 2022

In this episode:

  • The Joint Commission’s role in working to reduce the health care workforce shortage.
  • How TJC is addressing health equity moving forward.
  • How hospital measurement is used to assure patients that their hospitals are safe and providing quality care. 

Guest: Dr. Jonathan Perlin, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.H.A., M.A.C.P., F.A.C.M.I., President and CEO, The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year; at the helm is Dr. Jon Perlin, previously of HCA Healthcare. Chip talks to Dr. Perlin about his vision for the future of The Joint Commission and the ways the organization can confront issues like social determinants of health and providers impact on climate change.

Cancer Care Close to Home

Cancer Care Close to Home

July 20, 2022

In this episode: 

  • How the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center’s integrated care model allows for high quality patient care close to home. 
  • The research being done at Sarah Cannon, including finding the potential cure for sickle cell disease. 
  • Hospitals are safe and patients should not put off cancer screenings – they save lives. 

Guest: Dr. Dax Kurbegov, Vice President and Physician-in-Chief of Clinical Programs of the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center 

The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center offers patients the unique opportunity to receive world class cancer care without traveling far from home. Dr. Dax Kurbegov joined Chip to discuss the benefits of the center’s integrated structure for patients, the research they are working on, and the importance of patients being regularly screened for cancer from their providers.  

Patient Care at Hospitals After Roe V Wade Overturned

Patient Care at Hospitals After Roe V Wade Overturned

July 7, 2022

The overturning of Roe V Wade has far reaching implications for hospitals and health care providers. Hospitals have a duty to care for every patient that walks through their emergency room, however that care may create a gray area that conflicts with new state laws on abortion.

Hospitals are in every community across the country and will continue to care for women with very real and dangerous conditions in need of care.

Tom Barker is a partner at Foley Hoag and focuses his practice on complex federal and state health care legal and regulatory. He was previously General Counsel for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Acting General Counsel for the Department of Health and Human Services. He joins the conversation today to highlight the critical questions that need to be addressed as the fallout from the SCOTUS decision continues.

New Doctors Caring for Their Hometowns Plus Making the Rounds: From Firefighter to Nurse of the Year

New Doctors Caring for Their Hometowns Plus Making the Rounds: From Firefighter to Nurse of the Year

June 22, 2022

Our country is facing a doctor shortage of nearly 124,000 physicians in just 2 years and the impact on patient access could be devastating. The problem is especially acute in economically disadvantaged areas, like California’s Inland Empire which is comprised of San Bernadino and Riverside Counties east of Los Angeles. The Inland Empire is also now the home of the California University of Science and Medicine, a unique institution built on a public private partnership. CUSM was created to promote health equity by training the next generation of caregivers in their own community by the Prime Healthcare Foundation. The school just graduated its very first class of doctors last month and Chip wanted to learn more about the school and the graduates. Joining Chip is Dr. Paul Lyons, President of CUSM and Dean of the school of Medicine.

Then at 18:51 hear our latest Making the Rounds from Paddi Juliano, the Nurse of the Year at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center – a Universal Health Services hospital in Florida. Paddi knew she wanted to be in a helping profession since a young age and dreamed of being a Buffalo, New York Firefighter! She achieved her dream and then transitioned into nursing after moving to Florida.

Tune into hear Paddi tell us her story of caregiving and what her profession means to her.

COVID-19: Hospital’s New Normal

COVID-19: Hospital’s New Normal

June 6, 2022

Hospitals have learned a lot about treating COVID-19 since the world first learned of the novel disease at the end of 2019. Integrated hospital systems worked together to share knowledge and best practices to treat this disease at unprecedented speeds and the advancements continue to come. Out of these advancements is a new normal for our hospitals. Chip spoke with Dr. Michael Cuffe and Prof. Martin McKee about what hospitals are experiencing now and how governments in both the UK and US can support them moving into the future.

Martin McKee is a Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and soon-to-be president of the British Medical Association.

Dr. Michael Cuffe is the Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for HCA Healthcare, the largest integrated health system in the US.

The Real Story: A Second Chance at Life after COVID

The Real Story: A Second Chance at Life after COVID

May 24, 2022

Rachel Watson is a survivor. Last year Rachel and her husband David fell ill with COVID-19. Though David recovered without intervention, Rachel needed extreme measures. When HCA Florida West Marion Hospital received Rachel she was immediately placed on oxygen, but it wasn’t enough. She was transferred to another HCA Florida facility, HCA Florida North Florida and placed on an ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) machine where she remained for 89 days. The family credits hospital integration and outstanding caregivers for saving her life. Rachel and David joined Chip to share the story of her care and recovery on the Federation’s new campaign, The Real Story. Learn more about The Real Story at fah.org/TheRealStory.

The Real Story: Courtney Clarke, RN

The Real Story: Courtney Clarke, RN

May 6, 2022

Courtney Clarke is a nurse at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset Kentucky and her efforts to help a patient and protect her kids during treatment made such an impact that she was recognized by the state’s governor. The Federation’s new campaign is embarking on a mission to tell The Real Story of hospitals through the eyes of patients and caregivers. Courtney’s story is our first.

 

Learn more about The Real Story at fah.org/TheRealStory.

Making the Rounds: At the Forefront of Care

Making the Rounds: At the Forefront of Care

April 21, 2022

Dr. Ana Pineda has grown her health care career within HCA Healthcare. In fact, the doctors she works alongside today are the very ones that inspired her to take the first steps towards becoming an Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Pineda shared with Chip how her career has taken shape over the years, how COVID has affected her role, and her work in training the next generation of physicians at HCA Healthcare.

Dr. Ana Pineda is the Associate Medical Director of Emergency Rooms at HCA Florida Kendall Hospital and Free-standing Emergency Rooms in Doral and South Kendall.

Want to hear more from our caregivers? Hear from Jennifer Brady on Making the Rounds: The Nurse You Want At Your Bedside.

Making the Rounds: The Nurse You Want At Your Bedside

Making the Rounds: The Nurse You Want At Your Bedside

April 6, 2022

Jennifer Brady is a nurse at LifePoint Health’s Havasu Regional Medical Center in Arizona. A recent recipient of a DAISY Award, she exemplifies every quality you’d want in your nurse. Jennifer was inspired by her children to become a nurse later in life. She joined Chip on Making the Rounds to discuss her journey to nursing and her inspiration in providing high quality care to her patients.

Interested in hearing more from caregivers? Fiona Chew is a nurse on the frontlines of COVID-19 who traveled to the hot spot in New York; hear her story.

Inside the Hospital Nursing Shortage with Lisa Dolan

Inside the Hospital Nursing Shortage with Lisa Dolan

March 23, 2022

The pandemic poured gasoline on the health care workforce shortage. Between nurse burnout, lower immigration numbers for trained caregivers, and a growing negative narrative surrounding health care careers, it’s no wonder we are facing a shortage sooner than we imagined.

Lisa Dolan, Chief Nursing Officer at Ardent Health Services joined Chip to examine how it is using its size and scale to meet this challenge and continue to provide quality, compassionate care to all those who need it.

Want to learn more about the origin of the nursing shortage? Check out this conversation No Silver Bullet: Diagnosing Hospital Workforce Crisis with Peter Buerhaus.

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