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US News & World Reports Hospital Surveys: Johnston Memorial Hospital

I have already shared with our readers the U.S. News 2017 - 2108 Hospital Survey ratings for Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Lewis-Gale Medical Center, and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville, and Danville Regional Medical Center.  Today, I will share the results of the survey for Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia.  Johnston Memorial Hospital (JMH) is a general medical and ...[Read More]

US News & World Reports Hospital Surveys: Danville Regional Medical Center

I have already shared with our readers the U.S. News 2017 - 2108 Hospital Survey ratings for Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Lewis-Gale Medical Center, and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville.  Today, I will share the results of the survey for Danville Regional Medical Center in Danville, Virginia.Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is a general medical and surgical hospital ...[Read More]

Nursing Home Abuse

Regulations and Virginia Nursing Homes

I visit nursing homes with some frequency. When I walked into one two weeks ago, I noticed the fake flowers in the entry way. I notice the clean carpet and residents sitting in wheelchairs near the front windows. I didn't see, and didn't expect to see a copy of the Federal Code on the coffee ...[Read More]

Virginia's most profitable nursing homes - also some of the worst?

A little reminder: For profit healthcare is a thing in the United States. Tylenol makes money for Johnson & Johnson. Pfizer made billions on Zoloft before generic forms became available in 2006.  Your neurosurgeon may get a bonus this year, if he or she performs high dollar surgeries on patients or exceeds their RVUs. Healthcare and profit ...[Read More]

Non-Compete Law

This is America...I can always quit and find a better job!

Is this a true statement?  Not in Virginia.Maybe half of the statement is correct.  You can quit you job.  However, you cannot always go find a better job in your same industry or locale.  Why?  Because of that one page document you signed 5 years ago (along with health insurance forms and who to notify ...[Read More]

Ahh, the emails tell the story

Today most major newspapers have headlines regarding the President's son and his email exchange with a British tabloid journalist, arranging a meeting with a Kremlin connected attorney from Russia. Yes, it sounds like a soap opera - but I truly don't care about the content or context of the emails (well, at least not for the ...[Read More]