|2011 Health Care Year in Review|
As I sit down to write this article, I cannot help but to recall the immortal words of Yogi Berra who said: "It's déjà vu all over again."
|The Fate of Cooper Green|
The Proposed Plan and Their Tenuous Future
Overshadowed by the sewer crisis and the resulting bankruptcy, county-run Cooper Green Mercy Hospital’s fate still floats in the ether. With the affiliated nursing home now sold, the future of the hospital itself continues to fluctuate.
|The Tax Man Cometh|
As has been oft quoted and misquoted, life’s two certainties are death and taxes. While we certainly wouldn’t presume to predict the former … for most of us, it’s a pretty sure bet that it is once again time to prepare for the latter.
|The Literary Examiner|
“Making an Exit: From the Magnificent to the Macabre- How We Dignify the Dead” by Sarah Murray
|Early Anesthesia in Alabama|
UAB Anesthesiology DepartmentAnesthesia is one of America's great contributions to health care. Ironically, some of the earliest users of ether were not doctors or nurses...
A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
|THE RUMORS OF THE ACOs DEMISE ARE GREATLY EXAGGERATED|
On October 20, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued final regulations (the “Final Rule”) that will govern the implementation of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (the “Medicare Program”) and the formation of accountable care organizations (“ACOs”).
|A Crisis of Conscience|
A Conversation With Wendell Potter on For-Profit Insurance and Health Reform
Wendell Potter knows what success feels like...
SHARON H. FITZGERALD
|A Geriatric Anesthesia Subspecialty?|
Experts weigh in on challenges of anesthetizing the elderly
“People are never more alike than they are at birth, nor more different or unique than when they enter the geriatric era.”
SHARON H. FITZGERALD
Dr. Ray Watts: Orchestrating Brain Research, Supporting the Orchestra
Ray L. Watts, MD, changed careers for complex reasons—literally. The Birmingham native graduated from West End High School and enrolled at UAB to study electrical engineering.