Category Archives: Stephanye Clarke

Time Will Reveal: Will We Be Able to Live Our Healthiest Lives?

By Stephanye R. Clarke “To everything- turn, turn, turn; There is a season- turn, turn, turn…” -The Byrds To state the obvious, we are entering a new season and starting next month we will be glued to various news sources … Continue reading

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Yale New Haven Health/L+M Hospital decision has been rendered… and now the work begins

By Stephanye R. Clarke The state gave the green light for the proposed affiliation between Yale New Haven Health (Yale), Connecticut’s largest health care system and Lawrence + Memorial (L+M) earlier this month. As a reminder, back in February  of … Continue reading

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Still Waiting for Answers…

By Stephanye R. Clarke Stephanye Clarke is a long-time member of the New London community, as well as on staff at Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut. Lawrence & Memorial Hospital (L+M), our community hospital, serves ten cities/towns in the … Continue reading

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Yale New Haven Health/ L+M Hospital Certificate of Need Hearing, Part II

By Stephanye R. Clarke The burning question many of us had from the first hearing continued to loom over the second hearing: How will the potential joining of the two institutions impact local health outcomes, pricing and access to services? … Continue reading

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Yale New Haven Health/ L+M Hospital Certificate of Need Hearing, Part I

By Stephanye R. Clarke While there were countless stories of people who had received great care at both Yale and L+M Hospitals, at the heart of the matter should be the following question: How will the potential joining of the … Continue reading

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Health Care in Black and White…

By Stephanye R. Clarke The Emancipation Proclamation. The Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Affordable Care Act — neither of these sweeping acts/laws have been able to undo a rather disheartening reality: there will always be racial and ethnic health … Continue reading

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Location, as a matter of life and death

By Stephanye R. Clarke LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Good news: If you’re financially well-off, odds are that you’ll live a long time – no matter where you live. Good/bad news: Being considered “poor” could mean either a longer or shorter life … Continue reading

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