Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Our first guest post . . .

And it's a good one, from our friend Barry Levy:

Damaged Care:
The Musical Comedy about Health Care in America

Damaged Care: The Musical Comedy about Health Care in America is a 45-minute show that highlights issues of great concern to health professionals and health care consumers. Written and performed by two physicians, Greg LaGana and Barry Levy, the show features a number of issues including the excesses of managed care and cost containment, the inadequate attention to prevention, the success of “superbugs,” and the time pressures and isolation experienced by many health professionals and health care consumers. Damaged Care encourages health professionals and health care consumers to play leadership roles in improving health care.

The show, now in its 10th year, has been presented in 26 states to many different types of organizations and institutions, including hospitals and state medical associations, medical societies and public health associations, medical specialty societies and nursing organizations, educational institutions, and pharmaceutical industry organizations. Damaged Care has also been performed Off Off Broadway in New York, on Capitol Hill, at five conferences of the Estes Park Institute, and conferences of other organizations ranging from the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church to Families USA to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Damaged Care has been featured in The New York Times, and on CNN Headline News, ABC Nightline, PBS HealthWeek, the Joey Reynolds Show on WOR Radio nationwide, the front pages of the Boston Globe and the AMA's American Medical News, and elsewhere.

Damaged Care and its creators are featured in the current issue of Lifestyles Magazine. The article can be accessed at:Lifestyles, or at the Damaged Care website.

Thanks Dr. Levy, sounds like our kind of show.


Anonymous Blake said...

Thanks, my friend and clolleague, Dr.Barry Levy for this excellent post on our Critical Care Blog. As you know I saw your production of Damaged Care many years ago and was deeply tickled and moved simultaneously. The arts, as we have discussed, has incredible potential to effect change in a "bloodless revolutionary" way. "The play's the thing that will catch the conscience of the king" said Billy Shakespeare. You and Doc Greg Lagana deserve much credit for your efforts through Damaged Care. My only regret is that I didn't do it! Be Well.Keep singing the message.

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