hospital http://wamc.org en "Trauma Red: The Making Of A Surgeon In War And In America's Cities" By Peter Rhee http://wamc.org/post/trauma-red-making-surgeon-war-and-americas-cities-peter-rhee <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Peter </span>Rhee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the trauma surgeon who helped save Congresswoman Gabby </span>Giffords<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>He has just written a memoir,<em> Trauma Red: The Making Of A Surgeon In War And In America's Cities</em>, about his upbringing in South Korea and Africa to the gripping dramas he faces in a typical day as a medical genius.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94244 at http://wamc.org "Trauma Red: The Making Of A Surgeon In War And In America's Cities" By Peter Rhee Congressional Corner With Richard Neal http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-richard-neal-8 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The closure of North Adams Regional Hospital stunned the Berkshires.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he is working to re-open the shuttered hospital.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 88478 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Richard Neal Critical Decisions: How You and Your Doctor Can Make the Right Medical Choices Together http://wamc.org/post/critical-decisions-how-you-and-your-doctor-can-make-right-medical-choices-together <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We welcome physician and a behavioral scientist, Dr. Peter </span>Ubel<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, to the show and speak with him about his book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062103822/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0062103822&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Critical Decisions: How You and Your Doctor Can Make the Right Medical Choices Together</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0062103822" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 51021 at http://wamc.org Critical Decisions: How You and Your Doctor Can Make the Right Medical Choices Together "God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine" by Victoria Sweet http://wamc.org/post/gods-hotel-doctor-hospital-and-pilgrimage-heart-medicine-victoria-sweet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hôtel-Dieu (God’s hotel) that cared for the sick in the Middle Ages. Ballet dancers and rock musicians, professors and thieves—“anyone who had fallen, or, often, leapt, onto hard times” and needed extended medical care—ended up here. So did Victoria Sweet, who came for two months and stayed for twenty years.</p><p>Laguna Honda, relatively low-tech but human-paced, gave Sweet the opportunity to practice a kind of attentive medicine that has almost vanished. Gradually, the place transformed the way she understood her work. Alongside the modern view of the body as a machine to be fixed, her extraordinary patients evoked an older idea, of the body as a garden to be tended. God’s Hotel tells their story and the story of the hospital itself, which, as efficiency experts, politicians, and architects descended, determined to turn it into a modern “health care facility,” revealed its own surprising truths about the essence, cost, and value of caring for the body and the soul.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 70318 at http://wamc.org "God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine" by Victoria Sweet "Tell Me The Truth, Doctor" by Dr. Richard Besser http://wamc.org/post/tell-me-truth-doctor-dr-richard-besser <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Dr. Richard Besser is chief medical editor at ABC News, and author of the new book <em>Tell Me The Truth, Doctor: Easy-to-Understand Answers to Your Most Confusing and Critical Health Questions</em>.</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63508 at http://wamc.org "Tell Me The Truth, Doctor" by Dr. Richard Besser "Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father - And How We Can Fix It" http://wamc.org/post/catastrophic-care-how-american-health-care-killed-my-father-and-how-we-can-fix-it <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the September 2009 issue of the Atlantic, David </span>Goldhill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> rocked the health-care world with his compelling account of how bureaucratic American health care killed his father. Now, </span>Goldhill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is back with a new book expanding on the topic, published by </span>Knopf<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, entitled </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307961540/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0307961540&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father--and How We Can Fix It</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0307961540" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56415 at http://wamc.org "Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father - And How We Can Fix It" "You'd Better Not Die or I'll Kill You" by Jane Heller http://wamc.org/post/youd-better-not-die-or-ill-kill-you-jane-heller <p>Bestselling writer, Jane Heller, joins us to talk about <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/145210753X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=145210753X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">You'd Better Not Die or I'll Kill You: A Caregiver's Survival Guide to Keeping You in Good Health and Good Spirits</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=145210753X" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 53286 at http://wamc.org "You'd Better Not Die or I'll Kill You" by Jane Heller Nurses at VT’s Largest Hospital Dislike Offer http://wamc.org/post/nurses-vt-s-largest-hospital-dislike-offer <p>Unionized nurses at Vermont&#39;s largest hospital say they don&#39;t like Fletcher Allen Health Care&#39;s latest contract offer.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>The main dispute between the nurses at the Burlington hospital and the administration is over staffing levels and shift schedules.</p><p>The hospital wants to save money by having nurses work flexible schedules, but the nurses say the hospital&#39;s proposals will lead to inadequate staffing and unsafe conditions for patients.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:43:12 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 40963 at http://wamc.org Nurses at VT’s Largest Hospital Dislike Offer VT Hospital Closes Rehab Unit to Save Money http://wamc.org/post/vt-hospital-closes-rehab-unit-save-money <p>Officials at the Rutland&nbsp;Regional Medical Center have narrowly voted to close the hospital&#39;s inpatient rehabilitation unit, one of only three in Vermont.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports&hellip;</p><p>Hospital President Tom Huebner said the vote was 8-to-7 on Wednesday. The board had to choose between closing the hospital&#39;s unit or finding another way to cut $3.5 million out of next year&#39;s budget.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 11:39:11 +0000 Pat Bradley 40221 at http://wamc.org VT Hospital Closes Rehab Unit to Save Money VT Hospital Could Close Rehab Unit to Save Money http://wamc.org/post/vt-hospital-could-close-rehab-unit-save-money <p>Officials at the Rutland&nbsp;Regional Medical Center are considering a plan to close the hospital&#39;s inpatient rehabilitation unit, one of only three in Vermont.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports&hellip;</p><p>If the Rutland hospital decides to close its unit, the remaining inpatient units would be at Mount Ascutney Hospital in Windsor or Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.</p><p>Rutland&#39;s 12-patient inpatient rehab unit helps patients recover from strokes, head or spinal injuries, joint replacements and some long-term ailments.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 11:42:34 +0000 Pat Bradley 40128 at http://wamc.org VT Hospital Could Close Rehab Unit to Save Money