The Quirky World of Executive Blogs
Nick’s Blog: The official weblog of F. Nicholas Jacobs, FACHE—President & CEO of Windber Research Institute and Windber Medical Center
The Windber Medical Center is an 82-bed community-based hospital in Somerset County, PA. According to the Web site, “Windber Research Institute’s primary focus is improving patient care and the quality of life for the patient and their family by rapidly translating molecular and clinical research into action.” Whatever that means. From the Web sites, I get the sense that many of the staff dislocated their shoulders from patting themselves on the back.
“Sicko” Hits a Nerve, Saturday, July 14, 2007
This e-mail arrived this morning from a friend:
“Well, I have been back to the doctor and the surgeon. They can’t put in a stent because my arteries are too small. They want to do compression wraps for seven weeks which should cause new arteries to grow. Well, the co-pay for each treatment is $40 which adds up to $200 a week. The simple answer is that we don’t have the money. I figured out that next year, when I can start collecting social security, a whole $300 a month, I can save up $1400 and have it done then. Of course, it will probably cost more then. I just wanted to keep you updated and thank you for your prayers.”
Running a Hospital: This is a Blog Started by a CEO of a Large Boston Hospital to Share Thoughts about Hospitals, Medicine, and Health Care Issues
Paul Levy is president and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Above averages, Saturday, July 17, 2007
As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, guess which of the following stories is true and which is false:
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has told manager Terry Francona that he will no longer bat against any pitcher who has an ERA below 3.0. Ortiz, furious that his batting average has been made public, said “It just isn’t fair that they include my at-bats against the really hard pitchers. No one is going to think I am good at this game.” Ortiz has said that he will sit out games until the starting pitcher is relieved and replaced by someone less difficult to hit against. “I don’t care if this causes my team to lose,” he was heard to say. “I have a career to think about.” Francona has yet to respond publicly.
OK, you already know that’s not true! Our local hero thrives in taking on the really good pitchers. So, here’s the actual story from SFGate.com.
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- Nick Jacobs
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