Physician and Professor of Medicine Jim Bailey to Present "The End of Healing and the Search for Health Care that Heals" at Viterbo University Nov. 10
Mon, October 31, 2016

Oct. 31, 2016

Contact Rick Kyte at 608-796-3704 or rlkyte@viterbo.edu

PHYSICIAN AND PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE JIM BAILEY TO PRESENT “THE END OF HEALING AND THE SEARCH FOR A HEALTH CARE THAT HEALS” AT VITERBO UNIVERSITY NOV. 10

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Jim Bailey, M.D., professor of Medicine and Preventative Medicine for the Center for Health Systems Improvement at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will present “The End of Healing and the Search for Health Care that Heals” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

“The End of Healing and the Search for Health Care that Heals” addresses the true purposes of the health professions and major health care industries and how people can rededicate themselves and health care organizations to the pursuit of health. Dr. Bailey will use the story of the young physician protagonist in his novel, The End of Healing, to reveal how the priorities of the American health care system are upside down and the path to righting them. He will share how he discovered the level of dysfunction in American medicine through his work as a physician and health care researcher.

In addition, Dr. Bailey will describe how hospitals nationwide—where people put their greatest hope for healing—are among the most dangerous places for humans to go. Nationally, hospitals now cause over 250,000 preventable deaths each year through medical mistakes. Americans spend the majority of their health care dollars in hospitals despite their lack of effectiveness, and one-third of health care spending is wasted on care that is harmful, unnecessary, or doesn’t work. He will demonstrate that where Americans spend the most on health care—on hyped hospital, insurance, diagnostic, and pharmaceutical products, they receive the least in terms of truly lifesaving care. Where they spend the least—on primary care and prevention—they get the most benefit. He will also explain how the situation can be improved and what to do about it.

Dr. Bailey has served as a principal investigator (PI) for over 10 major grants and health systems improvement research initiatives and has over 70 journal articles, book chapters, and publications to his credit. He is the founding chair of the Common Table Health Alliance, the regional health improvement collaborative for the MidSouth, and has led numerous health systems research and health care quality reporting initiatives. His research focuses on the impact of health system organization and patterns of care on quality of care and health outcomes for people in medically underserved areas with multiple chronic conditions.



This presentation is part of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership’s fall lecture series and is part of the Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium at Viterbo University. It is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary, but seating is limited. For a full schedule of D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership events, visit www.viterbo.edu/ethics.

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