Not very long ago, I was the Administrator for a same-day orthopaedic surgery center.  I just loved it and never dreamt that one day we would have a sentinel event.  By sentinel event, I mean an event that is an unexpected occurrence involving death or serious physical or psychological injury, or the risk thereof.  Any such injury signals the need for immediate investigation and response.  Sure enough, after two and one half years on the job, the nightmare and horror of a wrong-site surgery emerged Continue reading


          One of the scariest moments for a daughter, son, brother, sister, niece, nephew, spouse, aunt, neighbor, best friend without family, etc. is the decision to have to put a loved one and/or a relative into a long-term care facility.  As a past Director of Nursing for a large, skilled nursing facility, I have learned that it is of the utmost importance one seek the necessary information to keep their precious one safe, healthy and happy!  In fact, it does not hurt to Continue reading