Communication: January 2011 Archives
Thursday January 27, 2011
Before we turn our attention to this week's show, here's a quick mailbag of responses to last week's show on Vickie Kaminski, the new CEO of Eastern Health, one of Newfoundland's largest and most troubled health regions. Kaminski arrived on the heels of the Cameron Inquiry into errors in hormone receptor testing in that province. She has the oneous task of trying to fix long standing problems in the system while keeping up the morale of more than 13,000 employees, many of whom are planning to retire in the next few years.Read more »
Categories: Accountability, Blog Archives, Communication, Health Professionals, Hospitals, Law & Ethics, Patient Safety
Friday January 21, 2011
In April 2009, Nancy Mojica-Fisher went to the hospital in Clarenville, Newfoundland to receive the drug Remicade, a treatment for psoriasis. By mistake, she received a cancer chemotherapy drug, and could have died.
Laboratory errors...dysfunctional relationships between members of the medical staff...patients dying because of mistakes in cancer testing.
When Vickie Kaminski was hired back in 2009 as CEO of Eastern Health, Newfoundland and Labrador's largest and most troubled health region, she had a big mess to clean up. Her first day on the job, the hospital executive received the final report of the Commission of Inquiry report by Justice Margaret Cameron that documented errors in breast cancer testing at Eastern Health that resulted in 383 patients not getting the cancer treatment they should have and 108 patients who died while receiving inadequate treatment. Soon after, she had to deal with a second crisis involving more lab errors that resulted in patients receiving the wrong dose of anti-rejection drugs.
Can Vickie Kaminski fix what ails Eastern Health? Dr. Brian Goldman was granted unprecedented access to follow Kaminski as she tries to rebuild morale among health care workers and trust among Newfoundlanders. You'll also hear Nancy Mojica-Fisher talk about her ordeal and what happened when she confronted the new CEO.
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Categories: Accountability, Blog Archives, Communication, Health Professionals, Hospitals, Past Episodes, Patient Safety
Tuesday January 18, 2011
When you think of surgeons, you probably think of heroic exploits pulling patients back from the brink in the operating room. Maybe you picture an arrogant personality with a god complex. You probably don't think of indecisive, tortured, self-doubting souls. But some surgeons are just that.Read more »
Categories: Blog Archives, Communication, Health Professionals, Hospitals, Patient Safety
- November 2011
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- Fri., 16 – Nurse Bullying Show
- August 2011
- Mon., 22 – WCBA in the Summer: Will to Die Show
- July 2011
- June 2011
- May 2011
- Wed., 25 – To Err Is Medicine Mailbag
- April 2011
- March 2011
- February 2011
- Fri., 11 – Listen to Me show
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