Canada Needs a National Hospital Rating System

A safe patient is an informed patient.  In today’s world, that means having the information we need to make informed healthcare choices.   Nowhere is this more important than in the hospital setting. In the United States, the move to make hospitals safer has spun a virtual cottage industry of rating systems that score hospitals on […]

Three Ways to Help Your Family Navigate a Safer Hospital Experience

(Published in the Huffington Post May 8, 2015)   Being hos­pi­tal­ized today presents a seri­ous dilemma to both patients and fam­i­lies. You need hos­pi­tal care because of some con­di­tion or dis­ease. But you may also need pro­tec­tion from the hos­pi­tal and the harm that can occur. One night several years ago, when my mother was […]