Scenario: Two schools in your town have been selected by a very independent company to evaluate the teaching and learning of their students. This company has a set of 100 guidelines that cover all phases of the educational process, and scores each school within these 100 guidelines.
At the end of the evaluation period, the company holds a meeting to announce the findings and scoring of these two schools.
The company announces the criteria of the categories. Some of the categories do not pertain to your school and are dismissed from the evaluation.
As with common scoring practices, a score of 100 would be perfect and a score of anything below that would determine the needed room for improvement.
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The announcement comes; School "A" received a score of 20.9/100 and school "B" receives a score of 17.3/100.
Shock sets in! What are you going to do?
Now transfer that scenario to your hospitals in town. This is where you go to save your life; fix small to extra large boo-boos and to start the care of your family during a medical emergency.
Using the same scoring practices that are used for your child's education, the hospitals in town have failed!
From the 2014 U.S. News and World Report on Health Care, two of the hospital in Manatee County received these scores, and the third was not rated.
Am I missing something? Are the health professionals and administrators of these hospitals not educated for the positions they hold? Why can't we hold these individuals to the same standards that we are holding our educational system to?
I know doctors, nurses and all manner of health care providers who are just as concerned about health care as I am. So, where/what is the problem?
What are you going to do about your health care in Manatee County?