'We Get Out There and Do'Thousands of students, resident physicians and faculty members volunteer each year as part of the Rush Community Service Initiatives Programs, which celebrates its 25th anniversary next year.
Physician, Reveal ThyselfRush has begun including patient survey results in individual physicians' online profiles. It's among few U.S. medical centers, and the only one in the Midwest, to make this information available to potential patients.
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Response. Kunz R, Spyropoulos AC, Spencer FA, Mayr M, Jaffer AK, Eckman MH, Dunn AS, Douketis JD Chest 2013 Oct 1 144(4):1424-1426.
A hospitalist really focuses on the care of patients that are hospitalized in the inpatient care setting. So our goal really is to make sure that there’s communication, coordination and collaboration around the care of the patient.
Communication is really of the utmost importance when you’re delivering care to any patient — making sure that they understand what’s going on, they get a chance to ask questions, family members know what’s going on. And sometimes it takes more than a few minutes. Sometimes it may take a couple of hours, and it’s important to make time for patients.
It’s always gratifying to see that the care that you’ve delivered has actually helped patients in the end. That’s why we’re in this business.