Straight Talk
A weekly update from management on the issues that matter most.


Straight Talk by Dr. Weiss
  • Quality is always paramount, but finances matter because we can’t provide quality without being solvent.
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  • Having health care professionals and services close to home is convenient and efficient for everyone—patients, families, communities, physicians, non-physician practitioners, and healthcare systems.
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  • Successful medical events are always the best; this one shared by Dr. Tom Cook, a senior anesthesiologist, confirms teamwork saves lives (lightly edited for brevity and HIPAA compliance):
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  • “Small but mighty” is the description that NCH’s librarian Annette Campbell, Masters in Library and Information Services, uses to describe the NCH Medical Library. Robust information technology at our fingertips is mission critical as our academic healthcare community evolves. Physically, we are the Readers Digest “Condensed Version,” with facile access to an unabridged, digitally-expanding knowledge base.
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  • America’s hospitals and health systems are continually transforming to meet the changing needs of our patients and our communities. As we innovate, we continue to protect resources dedicated to quality care and fight to preserve the coverage gains vital to keeping our communities healthy. This thought was shared last week at the annual Washington, DC meeting by Rick Pollack, President and CEO of the American Hospital Association, of which I am privileged to be a Board Member.
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