Category Archives: Guest Blog

The Challenge: Breaking Down Barriers for Behavioral Health Care

By Evelyn Cumberbatch, MD, MPH and Douglas Olson, MD, FACP From the Field is a series of guest blogs that offer perspectives from those working in the health care field.     Nearly every healthcare reform initiative seeks to integrate … Continue reading

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Medical Error: Third Leading Cause of Death

By Lisa Freeman Many major news outlets have recently carried a story highlighting findings that “medical error is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S.” According to an analysis of existing research, Martin Makary, M.D., of Johns … Continue reading

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Waterbury Hospital Must Remain Accountable to its Community

The public hearing for the proposed Waterbury Hospital / Prospect Medical Holdings deal is on May 3, 2016, at 1pm, at the Courtyard Marriot in Waterbury’s Grand Ballroom, 63 Grand Street in Waterbury.  Public is welcome to weigh in during the … Continue reading

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The Business Ethic in Health Care

By Nancy Burton From the Field is a series of guest blogs that offer perspectives from those working in the health care field.    Those of us working in a health care profession are very lucky and blessed in many … Continue reading

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Rory’s Story: Person-Centered Care Must be our Goal

By Lisa Freeman In 1991, my 37-year-old husband, Rory, went into the hospital following a back injury.  We had two young children and surgery was recommended to prevent paralysis, which we were told was otherwise inevitable. What should have been … Continue reading

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Surprise Out-of-Network Charges Cost Us All

Guest blog by  Joseph P. McDonagh, CLU, Independent Insurance Broker I see many types of bills as a health insurance agent, but I received one from a client last week that highlights a disturbing trend.   Unfortunately, it was the third … Continue reading

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