September 25, 2017

Weekly review: This nurse shared her journey from KFC to RN—and it went viral

Daily Briefing

How cancer teams let down my friend—and what I hope they learn from it (Monday, Sept. 20)
When Advisory Board's Lindsay Conway watched a friend and colleague navigate breast cancer treatment last year, she was dismayed to see how her care missed the mark. Here's her friend's story—and how leaders can provide a more coherent and coordinated care experience.

This nurse shared her journey from KFC to RN—and it went viral (Tuesday, Sept. 19)
Hoping to give herself a confidence boost, Faye Lewis, an RN at Memorial Medical Center, recently posted a picture of her work badges over the years, tracing her journey from a KFC employee to an RN working on her PhD—and the post now has been shared more than 100,000 times.

From India to Urban America: How Ram Raju's experience serving underserved communities is redefining patient-centered care at Northwell Health (Wednesday, Sept. 20)
Ram Raju, SVP and Community Investment Officer at Northwell Health, talks to Advisory Board's Eric Larsen about the 'art and science' of addressing social determinants of health, how his career was sparked by his father's experience following Gandhi's fight for India's independence, and why we need to move from provider-based outcomes to patient-based outcomes.

The ACA could be repealed next week. Here's what you need to know. (Thursday, Sept. 21)
The Senate is speeding forward on a GOP bill to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act and overhaul Medicaid, with a vote expected before the Congressional Budget Office can fully analyze the bill's effects. In the absence of a formal CBO analysis, outside experts are weighing in—with one left-leaning think tank projecting the bill will lead 30 million people to lose coverage by 2026.

Graham-Cassidy fails 'Kimmel test,' says Kimmel. Graham says that's 'garbage.' Who's right? (Friday, Sept. 22)
Earlier this year, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) appeared on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night TV show and proposed a test for health reform legislation: "Would a child born with a congenital heart disease," as Kimmel's son was, "get everything she or he would need in the first year of life?" Now, Kimmel is lambasting Cassidy for proposing a bill that he says fails that test—but GOP senators are firing back.

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