Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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  • Code Green Nursing Case Study

    Code Green: Money-Driven Hospitals and the Dismantling of Nursing, written by Dana Beth Weinberg, reveals the story of the merging of two hospitals in 1996, the Beth Israel and the New England Deaconess, to form a unified Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Code Green identifies many hardships present at BIDMC, such as: changes in the hospital industry, merging of two dissimilar nursing models, dismantling of nursing, power struggle, unsafe patient care, and restructuring strategies (Weinberg, 2003). As a result of rising health care costs and large financial losses for BIDMC, nursing administration created a cost saving plan consisting of cutting staff. Nurses quickly began to feel the effects as patient loads increased and care was often cut short to perform other duties (Weinberg, 2003). Shortly after the merger, nurses complained about declining patient care which hospital administration saw as resistance to change; however, nurses were concerned about lack of time to evaluate and monitor patients, understand and plan for their needs, and provide basic physical care (Weinberg, 2003). The situation I chose to focus…

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  • Kettering Medical Center Case Study

    As the healthcare industry has changed so has Kettering Medical Center. Once a one hospital building, now owner of 8 operating non-profit hospitals which employees over 12,000 employees, a 4 year college, a group of physician (ambulatory) practices known as Kettering Physician Network (KPN) with over 1,200 physicians and over 2,000 employees with-in the physician offices, retirement communities, nursing homes, and more than 75 outpatient facilities, along with two freestanding emergency…

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  • Personal Narrative: A Career As An Office Assistant

    I been working at Montefiore hospital for 17 years as a head cashier/office coordinator. I was hired as a cashier, but since Montefiore acquired other facilities in the past 5 years, I got promoted to the office coordinator where one of my job descriptions is to train and help out other cashiers with different issues. My daily duties include processing payments from different departments in order for the facility to check and balance. I check to make sure that each department proves out and…

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  • Jacobi Medical Center Case Study

    HISTORY OF JACOBI MEDICAL CENTER Jacobi Medical Center, formerly known as Bronx Municipal Hospital Center was established in 1955 by the New York City department of hospitals. “The mission statement of the hospital has been to serve the Bronx community by providing high quality, cost effective healthcare, in a respectful way to all, regardless of ability to pay”. The hospital has a specialized care facilities and a teaching hospital located in the northeast part of Bronx. Jacobi Medical Center…

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  • Why Boston's Hospitals Were Ready By Atul Gawande Summary

    Atul Gawande’s Look on the Normalcy of Terrorism in The United States in His Article “Why Boston’s Hospitals Were Ready” Atul Gawande, a literary writer and doctor in Boston, portrays the devastation of the bombings at the Boston Marathon and the heroic acts performed by emergency medical teams, nurses, and doctors alike. However, there is one primary element that Gawande focuses on throughout the article: terrorism is becoming a normalcy in The United States. To explain further, since 9/11…

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  • A Reflective Essay On How To Be An Effective Leader

    I managed with my busy schedule to provide an event filled with entertainments, raffle prizes, going away gifts and abundance of delicious food which all was prepared by me as well for the menu and literary. At the time, I was working full-time at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a Patient Information Specialist/ Unit coordinator 55 hours a week. As if that was not enough, during the same period of time one of my other accomplished leadership roles is, I currently develop and created a…

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  • Why Is Musical Training Successful

    color and symbols to help connect the information (Lucas 2). A final way is tying tunes to daily tasks. An effective ways someone can memorize and retain information is through rhythm and rhyme (Lucas 2). Take a favorite song or any style of music and changing up or include words to help build up information to what’s trying be learned(Lucas 2). These are just some of several ways music can help in someone's day to day life. Researchers and studies are showing that the brain is working harder…

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  • Left Music Therapy

    According to Dr.Gottfried Schlaug, associate professor of neurology and director of the Music and Neuroimaging Laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, “Neuroplasticity is the term for the brain’s ability to pave new pathways around damaged areas,”(Mossie). Due to this incredible ability that the brain has, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords relearned to talk within ten months of having a bullet wound to the head. Giffords suffered from aphasia- the inability to…

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  • Mia Gonzalez Case Study

    tumor or to correct a severe cleft palate, Rader said. Doctors can operate on them with regular surgical tools "again and again and again until you think of the optimal way to do surgery," Rader said. 'The biggest secret that nobody knows about' The models can also help train medical students and explain complicated procedures to patients such as Mia and her family. Eventually, the printers could be used to produce actual organs that can be transplanted into patients; just replace the rubber…

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  • Ethics In Nursing Practice

    The provision 3 states that “the nurse promotes, advocates for, and protects the rights, health, and the safety of the patient” (American Nurses Association, 2015, p. 9). This provision addresses patients’ right to privacy, confidentiality, and protection of participants in research. It stresses the importance of the informed consent and states that the nurse, as an advocate of the patient, should take action when she suspects any unethical practice that puts the patient’s best interest at risk.…

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