Tuesday, December 09, 2008

And you think I push the limits?

An interview by Dr. Val with Dr. Michael Shabot, Memorial Hermann Hospital System’s Chief Medical Officer. Bottom line: "If a hospital won’t reveal their quality and safety statistics, then I think patients should ask their doctor to admit them somewhere else."

2 comments:

Chris said...

I moved to Houston in 2000 and I don't recall ever hearing that Memorial Hermann had posted their clinical data.

Dr. Val said...

Chris, it's here on their website (and has been since 2003): http://www.memorialhermann.org/qualityreports/default.aspx

I also interviewed Nancy Schlichting about Henry Ford's quality initiatives. Pretty inspirational.
http://getbetterhealth.com/americas-poorest-city-detroit-leads-the-us-in-healtcare-quality-reform/2008.12.07


Of course Nancy and Michael said that Paul Levy was leading the pack and was their "role model." :) I kid you not.