“Never-Events” and Medical Mistakes are Common in Surgery

The April issue of Surgery magazine reports a new patient safety study from John Hopkins University School of Medicine concerning medical mistakes in surgery. These “Never-Events” are things that should never happen and in some cases a never-event can trigger many additional issues. It becomes a tsunami of preventable situations including malpractice litigation. The study used data from the National Practitioner Data Bank which is … Continue reading “Never-Events” and Medical Mistakes are Common in Surgery

Can You Believe It? Hospital Denies Employment Because of Weight

Can You Believe it? A Hospital Has Said Only Thin People Can Work Here! It is NOT illegal. Just as smoking has become a condition for not hiring, a Texas hospital has said that it is not going to hire anybody –doctors, healthcare staff, nurses—who are overweight.  If your BMI is over 35 you cannot get hired.  And this does not violate your civil rights. … Continue reading Can You Believe It? Hospital Denies Employment Because of Weight