MAKE HOSPITAL ERRORS PUBLIC INFORMATION

Kudos to the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (NYCHHC)! The nation’s largest public health system will begin publicly releasing data today on infection and death rates at its 11 hospitals. One of the reasons for the disclosure is the widespread concern about deadly but preventable hospital-acquired infections. The city’s move, driven by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s effort to make public health a centerpiece of his administration is a bold step in an industry that has long resisted transparency. The information will be posted on the hospital corporation’s Web site, www.nyc.gov/hhc. Read the New York Times article here.

How about Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital? Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County? Danville Regional Medical Center? Carilion New River Valley Hospital? Montgomery Regional Hospital? Stonewall Jackson Hospital? Bristol Regional Medical Center? Alleghany Regional Hospital? Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital? Tazewell Community Hospital? Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital?

We are waiting……………

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Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.