Articles by Comarow, Avery
Every year's release of the Best Hospitals rankings brings me an earful (or screenful or sometimes even an actual letterful) from patients or their families or friends who want to vent. This year is no different. Some complain that we left out a wonderful, caring, lifesaving hospital. More typically, they are upset because a certain hospital got in. They tell tales of breathtaking callousness—appointments to see a dying child repeatedly broken at one prominent hospital; a rude, arrogant physician at another high-ranked facility who ordered a woman and her ill mother off the premises.
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