Hello Mr. Goertzen, I am a grade nine student, and today I will discuss with you about an issue that deserves further attention. It will affect many people in Winnipeg soon. The issue I am talking about is the closure of four out of the five quick care clinics.Confusion is imminent to take place when there are changes made. With the different changes that have been taking place with our health care system, there is bound to be confusion with patients and their families. The best way to close the clinics is by doing it one by one. Like when the St. Mary clinic was closed. This will help patients get used to leaving the quick care clinics and going to other options. The public will be more comfortable using the services provided by our health
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Since it’s founding in 1921, by four Cleveland, Ohio physicians: Dr. George Crile, Frank Bunts, William Lower, and John Phillips, the Cleveland Clinic has been making advances in the medical community that had previously been unprecedented (“Cleveland Clinic Celebrates”, 2011). The Cleveland Clinic started with a total staff of 12 people: six surgeons, one radiologist, four internists, and one biophysicist. From the beginning the founders knew that it was important to have a diverse staff with varying degrees of specialty in order to provide the best care for their patients (“Cleveland Clinic About Us”, n.d.). The founders were all military veterans that were inspired by the system and practices used in the military style of medicine.
Canada's health care concerns are primarily the result of federal and provincial cutbacks in an effort to eliminate the deficit (Gordon 1). Under the restructuring, governments have provided less money to the system resulting in hospital closures, lack of hospital beds, and operating rooms, cancellation or reduction of programs and restriction on the availability of new medical technologies (Gordon 3). All these have resulted in limiti...
Canada is at a crossroads today. The number of older Canadians is increasing dramatically as the baby boomers age. All across the country, waiting lists keep growing and many patients cannot find a family doctor. Governments have huge deficits and hard pressed for additional funds. Critics argue that urgent action is needed and that by encouraging people to pay will lessen wait times. However, in reality Canadians would be worse off if they had to pay for some of their medical care themselves.
Lexington Medical Center is located in West Columbia, South Carolina. It is in the heart of the midlands here and is the hospital that everyone knows and loves. They have a 414 bed medical complex along with 60 medical practices, 6 community medical and urgent care centers, an occupational health center, Alzheimer’s care center and the largest extended care facility in the Carolinas. These facilities are served by over 600 physicians and 1,600 nurses within the hospital network.
West Florida Hospital located in Pensacola, Florida offered a pleasing Introductory Pharmacy Experience for me. Based on the West Florida Hospital website, they are affiliated with the Hospital Corporation of America known as HCA, which is the nation’s leading provider of healthcare. They provide private rooms for all their patients. This facility is the only one in the area that is an Atrial Fibrillation Certified hospital and first Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. West Florida is a “for profit” hospital, and an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. The hospital offers many services in obstetrics, emergency care, oncology, orthopedics, cardiology/ cardiovascular surgery, neurology/ neurosurgery, behavioral
Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) is a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Howard County General Hospital established in 1973, mission is to provide the highest quality care to improve the health of our entire community through innovation, collaboration, service excellence, diversity and a commitment to patient safety is carried through in all that we do (Howard County General Hospital).
Countless advancement in medical technology and healthcare have appeared, yet there are still obstacles present in providing quality healthcare for all citizens in Canada. An issue that has existed over a long period of time is the concern of health care and health delivery. The two systems that have been debated over are public health where the medical costs are covered by the government and private health insurance where the citizens have to pay for their own health care. Like many countries, Canada has a mixed public-private system where patients have freedom of choice between which healthcare they would choose for treament. Healthcare in Canada has been seen as a basic human right and is a critical public issue that solely be the duty of
In almost 100 years, Miami City Hospital, led by civic leader and physician Dr. James M. Jackson, has developed from a small, 13-bed hospital to a comprehensive health systems with multiple clinics and hospitals, now named Jackson Health System (JHS).
Canada’s Health Care system is gradually growing to be a major concern in today’s society with providing Canadians with the standard of care they deserve. Health care has become an issue because of the shortage of doctors in Canada; many of them are either going to the U.S.A. or going to other countries to practice in hospitals and clinics. The earning cap imposed by the government has forced doctors to work fewer hours than are necessary to serve the public. Many Canadians are without a doctor to help them with their needs and emergency rooms are filled to capacity with no available beds for those who have to be admitted to the hospital. Waiting time for specialist and specialty tests have become so long that someone diagnosed with a major illness may die before they can be properly treated. Nurses and others in the medical field are overworked and understaffed because the government has made cut-backs to the Health Care System. We live in a country where our health care is a privilege to have, but getting ill is becoming a problem if there is not adequate facilities and professionals to care for the sick. Today’s society is aging longer than ever and will need health care longer than before; patients recovering from hospital stays are being sent home more quickly than ever before, and terminal patients are being sent home for their last days.
... wait times and the problem of our physician shortages. Becoming aware of the reasons why our physicians leave Canada, will be the stepping stone to create/match the attractive deals that steal them from us. The shortage of our physicians and the long wait times in the emergency room is closely connected. The government needs to look at all propositions that have been mentioned in order to fix these issues. There are all kinds of advanced health care providers that can help with this problem by aiding in the emergency rooms and remove the burden of overworked physicians. If we organize our health care providers in a new way, the wait times in our emergency rooms could be greatly reduced. The public should take control of their health by not tolerating the present state of affairs. Their health is being harmed by extended wait times and lack of health care workers.
Some of these aspects include long wait times, uneven distribution of care, and most importantly, the various costs. Canada's system is certainly not the worst, but it is not the best either. The provision of care for Canadians is not flawless, however it is significantly better than some of the forms of care in other parts of the world. In contrast to the United States, Canada's healthcare system is thought of as a shining example of what they wish to achieve, but there are a few holes that need to be filled before any country can look up to Canadian healthcare. One of the issues that need to be address in Canada's healthcare system is about delivery, as there can be some bias as to who is eligible for things like proper treatments and surgeries. Another example could be being referred to a specialist that is not covered under a patient's insurance, resulting in possibly high costs. Lest Canadians be forgetful of no hospital bills or be ungrateful for the quality of the care and facilities, many still need to be educated on why the healthcare system is not entirely perfect. Therefore, this paper will outline why Canada's healthcare system has
Primary health care is the essential step to the Canadian health system. It is often associated with other specialized health care sectors, and community services. Many patients visit various services under primary health care such as family doctors' offices, mental health facilities, nurse practitioners' offices; they make phone calls to health information lines, for example, Tele-health; and receive suggestions from physicians and pharmacists (First Ministers; meeting on healthcare, n.d.). This service can prevent patients from visiting the emergency department, when all that is required is some guidance and advice. Having primary care services can reduce the consumption of acute beds, where only seriously ill patients can use the acute beds when it is available. Primary care not only deals with sickness care, but it helps patients receive preventable measures; it promotes healthy choices (Primary health care, n.d.). The focus on appropriate health care services, when and where they are needed, enhanced the ability of individuals to access primary care in various settings: at home, in a hospital or any number of family health care venues, such as Family Health Teams (FHTs), Community Health Centres (CHCs), or Nurse Practitioner- led clinics. This paper will look at the litigious heated argument in the Romanow Report concerning primary care. It will begin with a discussion of the outcome of the Accord on Health Care Renewal (2003) and The First Ministers' Meeting on the Future of Health in Canada (2004), both referring to primary care, which will then be followed with an assessment and analysis of the different ways in which the accords have been addressed in support of primary care. Followed by a discussion about the changes on ...
It is with both excitement and sadness that we announce that Roger Stauffer, chaplain for MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland, will retire on Jan. 31, 2018. Roger has been with the Medical Center since December 1999. Through the years Roger has helped meet the spiritual and emotional needs of our patients, families and our employees. He has been present and journeyed with so many during times of great sorrow and times of great joy. His presence, in any situation, has always been welcome and appreciated.
This paper’s brief intent is to identify the policies and procedures currently being developed at Midwest Hospital. It identifies how the company’s Management Committee was formed and how they problem solved and delegated responsibilities. This paper recognizes the hospital’s greatest attributes and their weakest link. Midwest Hospital hired Dr. Herb Davis to help facilitate the development and implementation of resolutions for each issue.
Mayo Clinic is a hospital that is as well-known by many to be a haven of caring and concerned doctors whos’ sole focus is to give their patients the type of care they would want their families to receive if they were patients. According to Colquitt, LePine, and Wesson (Mayo Case Study, 2014), Mayo Clinic has established a customer service, patient first culture that puts the needs of those whom they serve ahead of other focuses, such as profit or patient quotas. This corporate culture has lead the hospital to become one of the most successful and iconic medical centers in the United States. Colquitt, LePine, and Wesson (Mayo Case Study, 2014) propose several very interesting questions at the end of the reading that they ask readers to ponder.