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Executive Compensation at the Children's Hospital in Washington DC

The Children’s Hospital (CH) in Washington, DC is one of the leading pediatric hospitals in the country. Established in 1870, CH is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation with 7,850 employees that work in the network of hospitals, outpatient clinics – 19 health centers, outpatient centers, and mobile health units – and emergency rooms that collectively fall under CH. 678 more words


Paper Thin Optimism

“Congestive heart failure? Jesus wept.” Mark wore a paper gown and sat on a papered examining table.  “So tell me how this ends.”

The cardiologist shifted his weight to his left foot and recrossed his arms over the stethoscope. 63 more words

Personal Reflection


I suppose as I sit down to type all my thoughts, so I can finally make sense of everything that has been happening in the last few months and then what I suppose for better words now then straw which broke the camel’s back.    879 more words


When the Pump Fails: Heart Failure

Left sided heart failure, right sided, congestive heart failure, advanced heart failure, systolic, diastolic… and don’t forget what the kidneys do to make things worse!  … 244 more words

Paramedic CE

Hello, boat!

Saturday we drove down to Dutch Wharf to say hello to Pegu Club and check out the engine progress.  As avid DIY’ers it felt very strange to see that things are being completed without having to do anything but write a check.   710 more words

Jugular Venous PRESSURE- so why do we use it to assess volume?

There is perhaps no physical exam sign more enthused about by consultants and more bluffed by students than the jugular venous pressure (JVP). While initially I was not a believer, I have come recently to appreciate its usefulness. 825 more words

Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Kidney Function: An Overview for Nephrologists

I have a love-hate relationship with the left ventricular assist device (LVAD). On the one hand, these devices have quadrupled survival, from a meager six months to over two years, in patients with heart failure on inotropic support. 811 more words