The thoroughbreds were in MD, not KY

THIS IS A BLOG BY A FORMER CEO OF A LARGE BOSTON HOSPITAL TO SHARE THOUGHTS ABOUT HOSPITALS, MEDICINE, AND HEALTH CARE ISSUES.

Published in: NOT RUNNING A HOSPITAL
Issue/Volume: SUNDAY, MAY 05, 2013 Blog Post
Written by: Paul Levy

5/5/2013

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SUNDAY, MAY 05, 2013

The thoroughbreds were in MD, not KY

As I headed to BWI airport early Friday morning, my seatmate turned and asked if I was staying on the flight to connect to Louisville, to watch the Kentucky Derby.  “No,” I replied, “I’m going to Maryland to watch the real thoroughbreds in action.”  A quizzical look was the response.

I was headed to a meeting of MedStar Health’s Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality and Safety, convened by Dr. David Mayer, Vice President, Quality and Safety.  With strong suport from the system’s CEO and Board, David is leading a system-wide effort to make the Medstar hospitals the best in the nation for quality, safety, and transparency.