Press Release: New Episode of "Prescriptions for Health Reform" Featuring Julie Salamon, Author of "Hospital" Available At

Friday, August 7, 2009

New Episode of “Prescriptions for Health Reform” Available At



Susan Ryan-Vollmar

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation


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AUGUST 7, 2009 — Journalist Julie Salamon, who spent a year shadowing employees at

Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn for her book Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death Infinity.

Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God, and Diversity on Steriods, talks about the business

pressures on hospitals and how they impact the delivery of care, the complexity of running a 700-

bed facility, and the need for community-based services.