Public Alternative Assignment

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Responding to the Public Alternative Assignment Charles M. Griggs Jr. University of Phoenix HCS 539 Martha Owen January 29, 2012 Responding to the Public Alternative Assignment Employees of Hospitals and Medical Centers periodically make medical mistakes during surgeries, and other treatment procedures. A California woman by the named Ana Jimenez-Salgado sued LAC & USC medical center of Los Angeles for performing a double mastectomy based on an incorrect pathology report. Surgeons removed Ana Salgado’s breasts after a pathologist claimed he discovered cancerous cells in her breasts during a biopsy that occurred August 8, 2007. Ana Jimenez underwent reconstructive breast surgery, however; “the hospital’s pathologists examined the issue and concluded she never had breast cancer” (Associated Press, 2010, p. 1). Jimenez-Salgado…show more content…
However, after this incident he hospital decided to perform MRI testing and biopsies in-house to prevent this error in the future because the Department of Human Services require internal reviews of pathology specimens. The hospital’s mission includes providing “fully integrated, accessible, affordable, and culturally sensitive care, one person at a time” (LAC+USC, 2012, p. 1). Los Angeles Hospital implements a trustworthiness policy that states “We are responsible and prudent stewards of the resources entrusted to us” (LAC+USC, 2012, p. 1). To ease the public perception of the hospital the trustworthiness policy states that “We are transparent in the work we do, honest and fact-based in our decision-making” (LAC+USC, 2012, p. 1). Therefore, the hospital currently agrees to offer individualized patient care, take accountability for actions performed at the facility, and to be fact-based in the decision-making

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