It’s no secret that the United States has one of the most inefficient healthcare systems in the world. Ranked as low as 25th place among developed nations, what is, by far, the richest country in the world often has parts of its medical care system rated on par with second-world countries like Mexico and Argentina. While much handwringing publicly occurs over this sorry state of affairs, little of substance has really been done to address the underlying causes.
Drew Madden is the cofounder and president of Evergreen Healthcare Partners. He is among the few voices within the U.S. healthcare system today that has real answers to some of the most pressing concerns. Madden says that the constantly expanding costs of American healthcare are getting to the point where they pose an existential threat to the continued financial health of the country. Some recent studies have indicated that the average American will spend more than $200,000 on healthcare towards the end of their life. At the same time, healthcare costs, through programs like Medicare and Medicaid, are taking up increasing portions of the country’s entitlement pie. If costs are not reeled in soon, it is a near certainty that other programs will begin being sacrificed or that the medical benefits that are covered by government healthcare insurance will be dramatically slashed or both.
Drew Madden believes that he has some of the answers to this urgent puzzle. As the president of Nordic Consulting Partners for 5 years, Madden saw, first hand, how entrenched and serious some of the problems are that ail the industry. He believes that one of the key solutions to the current problems is the implementation of better protocols between humans as well as between people and the technology they use. Madden says that, too often, the ways in which healthcare professionals themselves fit into and operate within the healthcare system is not given enough attention. This is an area, says Madden, where vast improvements can be made, leading to better patient experiences, fewer errors, greater efficiency and, ultimately, sharply reduced costs. Madden says that the challenges American healthcare faces are immense but surmountable.
Betsy DeVos is often known as a person who will fight for everything that she can get in terms of political concessions. She is not afraid to take the lead out when she needs to and drop the charm. She can be a totally different person than those who know her say that she usually is when it comes to fighting for the things that she believes in. One of the premier items on that list are charter schools.
She was recently spotted in Miami with rapper Pitbull making an appeal to people that charter schools are the way to go. She and the rapper appeared together at a local charter school in the Miami area to promote the idea that these are the kind of schools where children are able to learn better.
If you had known Betsy DeVos from her humble beginnings in Grand Rapids, Michigan, you would not be surprised that she has taken on a life of politics and activism. She has had family members run for the Governor’s mansion in the state (as Republicans of course), and she and her husband have frequently had their hands in a number of local political and business issues. They have never skirted away from them simply because they might get another person stirred up. As long as they believe in what they are doing, they are most likely going to give it a shot.
The DeVos family is also very well known for being generous. They have enormous wealth to be sure, but they have given plenty of that wealth away towards worthwhile causes, buildings, and institutions. The family has built up a lot of good will for themselves in Michigan and other surrounding areas.
Neighbors of the DeVos family may start to wonder what has happened to the Betsy that they knew. They see her now as part of the Trump Administration saying things and making decisions that they might not have imagined her making not that long ago. Indeed her confirmation hearing in the Senate was among the most controversial that has ever taken place. She received a tied 50-50 vote that had to be broken by a tie-breaking vote cast by the Vice-President. Those are incredibly rare.
Despite all of this, Betsy DeVos has continued to find strength to do the work that she has done. She has been highly inspiring to a lot of people who have followed her journey. Others can’t stand her of course for her political beliefs, but they cannot deny that she has had a lot of impact in her life in shaping the way that things are done throughout the country. Without people like Betsy DeVos stepping up for what they believe in, this would be a lot less interesting place to live in.
Charter schools may be able to count on greater amounts of expansion under this administration than they ever could before due to the fact that Betsy DeVos is advocating very strongly for them. We will all just have to wait to see what happens.
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Some medical complications call for urgent redress that often involves emergency medicine or operations. This forms Dr. Eric Forsthoefel, an emergency medicine and general emergency practitioner operating from Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare’s area of specialty. Eric’s expertise in addressing health emergencies includes handling cardiac distresses, trauma, and fractures as well as any other acute illnesses. Given his broad experience in these areas, Eric is quite reliable when attending to emergency options considered extremely critical.
Education and experience
Eric Forsthoefel graduated with bachelors in Medicine from the University of Louisville in 2012 after which he started his medical career. He also enrolled for residency in emergency medicine at the Louisiana State University in later in the year. Since joining the healthcare industry, Eric has excelled in addressing medical emergencies, making him one of the most reliable emergency physicians at Tallahassee.
Through his training and experience, Dr. Eric Forsthoefel has mastered the art of handling emergency situations both in and outside the emergency room. Over time has proven his skills and ability to come up with life-serving verdicts in the nick of time that have gone a long way in helping his patients. His roles at the hospital often revolve around analyzing and stabilizing patients as well as issuing verdicts on whether to discharge a patient or refer them to an intensive care unit.
Even after graduating with medical skills you still need certifications from the national licensing society in charge of your chosen discipline before stepping into a hospital as a professional. Dr. Eric Forsthoefel is effectively certified as an emergency medicine practitioner by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He also holds the LA state medical license for practitioners acquired in 2013 as well as the FL state Medical license, acquired in 2014. These certifications stand as testaments that Dr. Eric Forsthoefel has the necessary skills required of an emergency medicine specialist.
They are further meant to inform the public that the specialist has fulfilled all the skills and specializations expected from medic of his caliber. Over the years, different clients have affirmed Eric’s expertise in medicine through praises given both to him and the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare hailing his genuine attentiveness and interest in understanding his patient’s woes.