We can do bet­ter as an in­dus­try to show re­spect to pa­tients

Modern Healthcare - - COMMENT -

Re­gard­ing your May 15 cover story “Pa­tient. Con­sumer. Cus­tomer. Guest.” (p. 16), this is a great ar­ti­cle and re­flects the need for our na­tion’s hos­pi­tals to re­spect pa­tients. This did not even hit on the is­sue of “sur­prise” bills from physi­cians at hos­pi­tals.

These in­clude physi­cians who do not ac­cept the in­sur­ance cov­er­age the hos­pi­tals ac­cept, in­clud­ing emer­gency room physi­cians who are work­ing on con­tract by the hos­pi­tal. We need to get our house in order and or­ga­nize our sys­tem to be cog­nizant that hos­pi­tals are a com­mu­nity re­source first. We can do bet­ter as an in­dus­try. An­thony Stanowski Pres­i­dent and CEO Com­mis­sion on Ac­cred­i­ta­tion of Health­care Man­age­ment Ed­u­ca­tion Rockville, Md.

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