Thursday, August 28, 2008

Welcome Blogger referrals!

Welcome to those of you who got here via Blogs of Note. I am honored to be listed. Please scroll down and you will find a wide variety of topics covered. While most postings are about issues surrounding running a hospital, medicine, and health care, you'll also find other stuff that might be entertaining or informative -- and I've recently included some lighter topics that seem appropriate for the end of summer.

Please come back often!

27 comments:

San Francisco Photos said...

Congratulations on the blogs of note!

CULTURE CREATORS said...

Congrats to being recognized! Well deserved:)






xCC

Joel Colby said...

Thanks, and congratulations on getting on the Blogs of Note! =P

Creator of the Ultimate Gaming Blog
www.ultimategamingblog.blogspot.com
-Joel Colby

Bombchell said...

ooh cool just came from blogs of note. so Im interested in your blog. ooh wonder if it's like Grey's Anatomy. just joking, my med friends dont really find that funny ha ha

Adam Gobin said...

I have been inspired by your Blog, and I am a recent graduate and just joined healthcare administration...so i started my blog -- inspired by you! Thanks and keep inspiring young professionals such as myself in the healthcare field and beyond!!!

My blog is Adam Gobin: A Tropical Production

Thanks again!

Alejandro said...

I have been reading your blog and I must say that I am growing fund (I hope I spelled it right) of this blog. I am new to blogging (www.alejandro-inmyownwords.blogspot.com) but I wold love to my add your blog into my blogroll.

Brian E. Moore, MD said...

I'm one of those who have been washed ashore onto your blog by tsunami that is "Blogs of Note". Asa fellow medical blogger, I look forward to getting ideas from your site!

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Anonymous said...

Dear Paul,

There was a big ad in the Metro today featuring someone who claims to have been mistreated and intimidated at BIDMC for wanting to be in a union. Can you please relate to that in one of you next posts?

Thanks!

figurin said...

blog by tsunami that is

Jeff said...

Congratulations! I also found your blog through "Blogs of Note". Very interesting posts!

Maurice Bernstein, M.D. said...

Congratulations. As a physician, I know that Hospitals and their life and management are complex creations with many parts and functions. Therefore,I think that it is important and noteworthy to read about hospital systems as seen more broadly from an executive.

I moderate a bioethics blog that covers many issues in medical education, medical care and practice. I have been impressed by the well beyond a thousand comments written to one particular topic: patient modesty. As a physician and teaching first and second year medical students, I was aware of the need for physicians to be attentive to issues of patient modesty but until moderating the blog, I was unaware of the intensity or extent of this patient issue. One of the areas that my visitors emphasize is the lack of attention to their physical modesty concerns within the hospital environment and their inability to obtain their selection of a specific gender for their hospital care providers. Particularly the male patients feel that they do not have equal opportunity to request and receive male providers as do the women patients requesting women providers.

I, myself, am still trying to learn about all this and particularly how hospitals handle these issues if they come up and the pros and cons as seen from the hospital administration point of view. Paul, I would hope you might come to my blog and post your views on this topic or if not there to post it on your blog. I think that myself and a number of my visitors would greatly benefit from reading your views as you see them from your hospital system position. Again, congratulations. ..Maurice.

Maurice Bernstein, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

"Bioethics Discussion Blog"
http://bioethics.discussion.blogspot.com

Anuj said...

you have an excellent blog and i have an intention to refer it again for next months blogs of note ..

darkman said...

QAny chance you could tell Mary Harney how to run a hospital?

Nancy said...

"Washed ashore by the tsunami that is Blogs of Note" -- I like that.

It so happens that I had been turning over in my mind the possibility of writing to two local hospitals, about a problem that my husband had encountered at each this year. He has a gluten allergy, and both times he has been hospitalized, his allergy has flared up seriously because the dietary departments (though they do their best) do not know what gluten is.

Would it be worthwhile, do you think, for me to write a friendly letter to these hospitals, explaining our problem, or would such a letter go in the circular file? What do you think?

Congrats on being a blog of note.

HaPPi Like a HiPPo said...

Congratulations on being awarded Blogs of note!

Charlene said...

Hi, my name is Charlene and I came across your blog through Blogs of note. Currently I am going to school to become a Pediatric nurse...

Mind if I add you to my blog roll?

Paul Levy said...

Thanks, Adam, done! I've added you to my list.

Paul Levy said...

Alejandro,

Your url does not work. Please resend.

Paul Levy said...

Thank you Maurice,

I will go visit your blog.

Paul Levy said...

Anon 3:39,

I did not see this particular ad, but I have seen similar ones that portray us in that light. We have a very clear code of conduct surrounding union organizing activities. I discuss and present it for all to see in my post of Sept 7, 2007: http://runningahospital.blogspot.com/
2007/09/another-page-from-playbook.html

Paul Levy said...

And many thanks to all others for your notes.

Maurice Bernstein, M.D. said...

Paul, thank you for planning to visit my blog. Unfortunately for the development of a full and fair discussion, virtually all of my visitors are patients who take one side expressing their great concern about how their modesty issue are not taken into consideration by all providers in the medical care system. There have been very few if any visitors that I am aware who can tell the physician's or the hospital's view of their concerns and whether their concerns can in some way be lessened or even mitigated away.

Issues of patient physical modesty, beyond simply provider gender selection, even include how patients are treated, conscious or unconscious, within the operating room. Topics include whether there is unnecessary exposure of their bodies within the OR and whether patients have, as part of the formal informed consent, the right to express their concerns and desires directly to the surgeons and hospital operating team.

Hopefully, for simply an attempt to "spread the word" of these patient blog visitors to those who read the American Medical Association News, I have an article there in the current September 1 2008 issue describing the series of threads I have on my blog dealing with the patient modesty issues.

Again, thanks for your consideration. Your views will be very important. ..Maurice.

Maurice Bernstein, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

Paul Levy said...

Nancy,

Yes, of course, you should write. Send the letter to the CEO . . .

Paul Levy said...

Darkman,

Sorry, but I don't do international advice unless requested!

HappyGirl said...

Congratulations! Interesting Blog you have :)

Cheers

HG

www.happygirl-happysblog-happygirl.blogspot.com

jgnat said...

I am new to blogging just this week, and then I found you. From the first I sense a kindred spirit. I started my blog to form my infant thoughts on how to improve intake to services. I would like to see lineups, queues, and waiting rooms made humanizing for both the receiver and the person receiving services. Are there ways of doing this that make the experience kinder and easier for everyone?