Think Hospital Care is Local? Think Again.

Read this interesting story at CNN about a woman who wanted to have her baby delivered vaginally after having a previous child by C-section. Her hospital refused. So she moved. And delivered (safely and vaginally) at another hospital.

I am not going to debate the medicine and science behind VBAC’s (vaginal birth after C-Section) but I will say that this shows that if people do not like the experience at one health care entity they will travel for a better experience elsewhere, in this case six hours away.

As reform rolls out and more people flood the system, patients need to be more conscious and demanding of their health care experiences and employers need to respond in kind.