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Aug 18 2014
Access to Care

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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We are on vacation in a rural community. Recently we read in the local paper that the local health center is reducing hours to Monday through Friday, days. That means an hour drive in any direction for residents to get basic care.

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Aug 11 2014
St. Joseph's Physicians

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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On Thursday evening the staff of St. Joseph's Physicians held a reception and I had the opportunity to listen to three of their physicians talk about working in a team environment.

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Aug 3 2014
From the Patient's Perspective

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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Recently I have had two encounters with patients that keep me thinking about patient-centered care.

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Jul 28 2014
Improving our Community's Health

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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I finished a book recently called Zero Trends by Dee Edington, written in 2009 about improving health.

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Jul 21 2014
Bottlenecks in Training Doctors

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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Last week a physician stopped me to say he was moving to Florida; it's time to be closer to his children. My heart sank. He is a kind, caring physician, and someone who reflects our values.

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