I found this article today and thought it was worth sharing for two reasons:
1. It talks about the most progressive hospitals being the ones that are also the most transparent concerning costs and medical records.
2. It highlights my ice breaker partner Luis’s hospital (Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY) for their work in the community on social issues.
By Betsy Mramor, M2 MUSC
It seems like common sense for us to realize that we will all make mistakes at some point in our careers. So why are we so afraid of admitting this when it happens? Are our own egos so big that we can’t admit we are human? Why is it that this same humanity that our patients and society expect of us disappears in a mistake. By not talking about these mistakes we continue to allow society to form these unrealistic perceptions that the healthcare field is perfect. I believe that in order for the culture to change; this perception needs to be broken. There is no other way for this perception to change unless mistakes are brought to the table, discussed, and proactive measures are taken to correct them. Sweeping them under the carpet will only end up reinforcing this perception of the perfect… Continue reading