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Focus 2012

January 9, 2012

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Greetings to you and I hope the New Year is treating you well. I can’t believe I haven’t posted  since November. Sorry about that, but things have been quite hectic here these past few weeks and this seems as good a time as any to share our good news. As you may remember, last fall […]

USA: Antibiotic Overuse in Kids

November 16, 2011

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USA: You’ve probably already seen a version of this report, or heard someone talking about it on your preferred news outlet. The subject: Antibiotic overuse in children. The latest issue of Pediatrics ran the results of a study conducted by Dr. Adam Welsh and a team of researchers from the University of Utah. They revealed that […]

USA: Quoted In Fierce HealthCare

November 1, 2011

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USA: HealthCare PSI was mentioned in today’s Fierce HealthCare story about the lack of hospital reporting in the case of never events. Patient advocates know this is a regular occurance. But this bit of knowledge is a shock to the system and sensabilities of reporters and the general public, too. Remember, hospitals are supposed to […]

USA: Chronicle Broadcasts Our Warning to Charities

October 28, 2011

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USA: Update on the fraudlent donation we received two weeks ago today. The Chronicle of Philanthropy took note of our press release and followed up with their own warning to public charities. Reporter Holly Hall phoned Dana Burchfield, Assistant Controller at Purvin & Gertz in Houston, Texas, and learned that the unathorized checks are still […]

HealthCare PSI Receives Fraudulent Donation

October 25, 2011

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MISSOURI: Last week we had a very unusual occurance. Our patient advocacy organization received a fraudulent $1950 donation, apparently in a campaign meant to harm a Houston, Texas  based energy industry consulting firm. We didn’t need the disruption in our efforts to launch a new childhood asthma program – but criminals don’t really care who they […]

USA: No Excuse for This

September 29, 2011

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  USA: Earlier this week a story broke across the newswires about a gorgeous little boy – Aaron Pointer – who had an asthma attack last year in Matteson, Illinois, and died while being shuttled by ambulance from hospital to hospital over 11 agonizing hours. Read his story, but know that you will never forget his […]

USA: JC Recognizes 2010 Top Performers

September 14, 2011

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USA: You know that I don’t put much stock in hospital ratings, but the Joint Commission released this smallish list of Top Performing US hospitals in certain critial care areas today. So I’m publishing it here. There are only 405 names on  this list – containing the top performing 14% of all hospitals who report […]