Author Archives: Meaghan Lyver

Crucial Questions for Healthcare Providers and Their Patients

Wanda Montalvo, RN, PhD, associate director of the Weitzman Institute, recently responded to an article in the New York Times titled “Gay and Transgender Patients to Doctors:  We’ll Tell. Just Ask” All members of the healthcare team — not just … Continue reading

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Thomas Miller, Health Analyst for American Enterprise Institute Discusses Market-Driven Approach to Health Reform

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Thomas Miller, health industry analyst and Resident Fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute which has analyzed a market-based and consumer-driven approach to health reform. Mr. Miller analyzes likely next … Continue reading

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Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine (the former Institute of Medicine) a private, non-profit entity dedicated to tackling the nation’s complex problems in medicine, technology and … Continue reading

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Examining Oral Health Disparities in America with Author Mary Otto

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health journalist and author Mary Otto about her book, “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America” which she explores the huge gap in … Continue reading

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Renowned Addiction Specialist, Dr. John F. Kelly of Massachusetts General on Treating Addiction as a Chronic Disease

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John F. Kelly, renowned addiction expert and Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kelly … Continue reading

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Nightingale Award Recognition

By: Mary Blankson, Chief Nursing Officer Every year during National Nurses’ Week we have the opportunity to nominate nurses for the state Nightingale Awards. This year, I have the great honor of sharing that 2 of our nurses are being … Continue reading

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National Nurses Week

Mary Blankson, Chief Nursing Officer May 6th marked the beginning of a week-long celebration of nursing.  Every year I get the great privilege of kicking off the week with a resounding thank you to all the nurses for all they … Continue reading

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Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Author of “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back”

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News and author of “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back”, a critical look at … Continue reading

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Dr. George Thibault, President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation on the Future of Health Professional Education

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. George Thibault, President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the only foundation dedicated solely to the advancement of health professionals education. Dr. Thibault discusses their efforts to shift modern … Continue reading

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Long Time Health Analyst Susan Dentzer Discusses Shifts in Health Policy That May Impact Innovation

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Susan Dentzer, President and CEO of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, which conducts research that informs policy impacting the US Health care system. The former Editor-in-Chief of Health … Continue reading

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