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Medical Malpractice Damage Caps and What the “Protecting Access to Care Act” (H.R. 1215) Will Do to You

The U.S. House of Representatives has already passed HR 1215, misleadingly titled, Protecting Access to Care Act.” The law awaits action in the Senate and, if passed, will have many negative impacts on those who are the victims of medical negligence including the following:   An across-the-board $250,000 “cap” on compensation for “non-economic” injuries (like…[Read More]

US News & World Reports Hospital Surveys: Johnston Memorial Hospital

I have already shared with our readers the U.S. News 2017 – 2108 Hospital Survey ratings for Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Lewis-Gale Medical Center, and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville, and Danville Regional Medical Center.  Today, I will share the results of the survey for Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia.   Johnston Memorial Hospital (JMH) is a general medical…[Read More]

US News & World Reports Hospital Surveys: Danville Regional Medical Center

I have already shared with our readers the U.S. News 2017 – 2108 Hospital Survey ratings for Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Lewis-Gale Medical Center, and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville.  Today, I will share the results of the survey for Danville Regional Medical Center in Danville, Virginia. Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is a general medical and surgical…[Read More]

US News & World Reports Hospital Surveys: Martinsville Memorial Hospital

My last blog shared the U.S. News 2017 – 2018 Hospital Survey results for Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and Lewis-Gale Medical Center, both in the Roanoke Valley.  Today, I will share the results of the survey for Memorial Hospital (MMH) in Martinsville, Virginia. Memorial Hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 150 beds. Survey data for…[Read More]

US News & World Reports Hospital Surveys: Lewis-Gale Medical Center

My last blog shared the U.S. News 2017 – 2018 Hospital Survey results for Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  Today, I will share the results of the survey for the Roanoke Valley’s other major hospital, Lewis-Gale Medical Center. Lewis-Gale Medical Center (LGMC) is a general medical and surgical hospital in Salem, VA, with 521 beds. Survey…[Read More]

The Leapfrog Group Hospital Survey: Southwest Virginia Hospitals

I wrote a short post last week on how hospitals within 50 miles of Roanoke, Virginia fared when evaluated for patient safety and quality medical care by The Leapfrog Group.  Today, I will share my observations on the survey results for hospitals in southwest Virginia.  Again, two observations stand out: 1.  Buchanan General Hospital (Grundy, VA)…[Read More]

The Leapfrog Hospital Survey: How Does your Hospital Compare?

The Leapfrog Group was formed in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers of healthcare services.  It is a well-respected national nonprofit organization that advocates for improvements in the quality and safety of American healthcare. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and reports hospital performance, and it has just released the 2017 survey. For hospitals within 50 miles of Roanoke, Virginia…[Read More]