3rd Quarter Edition 2019
In our cover story, we are talking to the Mayor of Blue Island, Mr. Domingo Fabian Vargas, JD to discuss how a hospital closure is affecting his community and beyond. Mayor Vargas explains that the hospital closure in his community “would be a domino effect because a lot of the businesses in Blue Island depend on it - from restaurants to the dry cleaners, car washes, gas stations, etc. So, it would be one thing after another. The Safecare Group brings you this story in an exclusive Interview with Mayor Domingo Fabian Vargas, JD, Blue Island, Illinois By Yisrael M. Safeek, MD, MBA, CPE, FACPE. It is the story of one community’s fight to keep its ability to access local health care and a Mayor’s determination to fight the closure of his community’s main hospital.
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2nd Quarter Edition 2019
Rev. Safeek is a retired clergyman and The SafeCare Group board member who has devoted his life to teaching the Gospel and showing how we can still live a faith-based life in a technology driven world. In this interview, Rev. Safeek discusses that “given the immense power for good and the incredible attractiveness of today's dazzling and elegant technologies, technology is attractive because of the God-given allure of the new thing. Slowly, we are developing machines and other things that make up a human’s likeness over time. I guess this is where we are heading after all: The quest to knowing and understanding God. When we take the time to really think about technology from a biblical point of view, we learn that technology is a God-given gift.”
1st Quarter Edition 2019
This has not been the case in healthcare. Unfortunately, most hospitals don't have technology plans that align well with their strategic goals; and the ability to integrate AI technology into hospital and health-care systems has now become the difference between life and death. In this issue, we are taking an in-depth exploration into how The SafeCare Group® has spearheaded and revolutionized the field of AI within healthcare to realize game-changing clinical, operational, and financial opportunities for hospitals.
4th Quarter Edition 2018
In Saving American Healthcare – A President Putting American Patients First, SafeCare magazine examines how President Trump took tangible and quantifiable steps towards
addressing the challenges of access, cost, and quality of healthcare.
We would like to recognize these other nine individuals for their 2018 contributions to healthcare: Jeff Bezos – Amazon (new health care venture addressing healthcare cost); Tianqiao Chen & Chrissy Lou - Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute (Brain-machine interface); Marc Benioff – Salesforce (IT to address healthcare cost and quality); TomislavMihaljevic, MD – Cleveland Clinic (Putting Patients First priority); Jaime Dimon – JPMorgan Chase (new health care venture addressing healthcare cost); Ken Langone - Invemed (NYU grant to address physician shortage); Mark & Pricilla Chan Zuckerberg, MD – Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (IDseq- Infectious Disease sequencing hypothesis); Masayoshi Son – SoftBank (AI doctor to increase doctors' consultation efficiency); Sobhi Batterjee – Saudi German Hospitals Group (Addressing healthcare access in Middle East/North Africa).
3rd Quarter Edition 2018
In Rural Healthcare- Oh, Where’s It Gone? Dr. Yisrael Safeek examines how there have been more rural hospital closures under Obamacare than in recent history. Furthermore, we interview Peter Sirois, President & CEO of Northern Maine Medical Center and Chairman of Maine Hospital Association in Preserving Rural Healthcare.
2nd Quarter Edition 2018
Mr. Montgomery discusses how Unity Health has become a haven for health care for multiple cities, counties, and communities in the American South. His organization accomplished the elite 100 SafeCare Hospitals making the inaugural 2013- 100 SafeCare Hospitals listing, and two consecutive years including our 5th anniversary 2018 listing. In a quest to discover Unity Health’s sauce for success, The SafeCare Group leadership interacted with several members of Unity Health’s leadership team in order to bring you Paving The Way To World Class By Yisrael M. Safeek, MD, MBA, CPE, FACPE.
1st Quarter Edition 2018
In this issue, we are interviewing Kirk Solieau, MHA, FACHE- the President and CEO of Natchitoches Regional Medical Center- which is one of the 2018 100 SafeCare Hospitals. Since 2013, Mr. Solieau has served as CEO of Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, a 227-bed health system serving the Louisiana North Western Parishes of Natchitoches, Sabine, Winn and Red River Parishes.
4th Quarter Edition 2017
With this recognition, we also want to highlight how President Trump has authorized his cabinet to look into ways of giving Americans a truly competitive national marketplace and getting businesses to set up "tax-free health reimbursement arrangements" for workers. President Trump’s other healthcare accomplishments include new initiatives for veterans like the use of video technology and diagnostic tools to remotely conduct medical examinations, and allowing veterans to use mobile devices and computers to schedule, reschedule or cancel appointments at VA facilities. In addition, we commend the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis which finally allows the full resources of the government to tackle a medical epidemic.
3rd Quarter Edition 2017
In this issue, we are bringing you an exclusive interview with Dr. Peter McKeown, MD, MBA, MPA, MPH, a Harvard educated physician leader, internationally renowned heart surgeon, and SafeCare Group advisor to delve into the questions that probe the pros and cons of these new technologies across all facets of medicine. For example, questions such as “how big a role should technology play? How do we assess new procedures and technologies?”
2nd Quarter Edition 2017
technologies affecting safe, efficient, and quality healthcare to the sector’s most influential leaders. We continue to push the limit on how patient safety can be further defined and
improved by serving you articles that expand your thinking and help you improve your organization.
For our 2nd Anniversary Edition, we explore the great mind of former Astronaut James P. Bagian, MD, PE and look outside our own universe for answers in “Applying NASA to Healthcare.” In this interview, you will discover many similarities between healthcare and aeronautics, and how the healthcare industry is applying proven safety pillars from aerospace engineering to save lives. Additionally, Dr. Yisrael Safeek, MD, MBA, CPE, FACPE, presents the Safe Care Magazine 2nd Anniversary edition special “Is Safe Healthcare Rocket Science?” for reading that’s “out of this world!”
1st Quarter Edition 2017
He has led the Middle East Patient Safety and Quality Initiative with the aim of improving and benchmarking healthcare quality, infection control, and patient safety in the region. Moreover, we present to you our 100 SafeCare Hospitals Rankings for 2017 with 2017 100 SAFECARE HOSPITALS - Top 2% of US Hospitals by Rachel H Safeek, MPH, Yisrael M Safeek, MD, MBA, CPE, FACPE. Dr. Safeek and his team explain why only two percent of all US hospitals earn the 100 SafeCare Hospitals distinction from The SafeCare Group in 100 SAFECARE HOSPITALS - A Balanced Scorecard of Quality, Patient Safety, & Efficiency by Rachel H Safeek, MPH, Yisrael M. Safeek, MD, MBA, CPE, FACPE.
4th Quarter Edition 2016
In this issue, we are bringing you an exclusive interview with Dr. Cars, who was part of the planning committee and initiated a collaboration with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) to carry out the first scientific study to visualize the gap in the availability of new antibiotics in relation to the burden of infections. Dr. Cars is pushing for a global system for surveillance of antibiotic resistance that would allow us to measure the global disease burden caused by resistant superbugs.
1st Quarter Edition 2016
In this issue, we are bringing you an exclusive interview with Dr. Yisrael M. Safeek, MD, MBA, CPE, FACPE, called “Softwaring SafeCare.” Dr. Safeek is driving the industry in providing SaaS-based applications to help hospitals excel at CMS inpatient and outpatient reimbursement programs, and with the Joint Commission.