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Craig Boyd Garner

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Craig is an attorney and health care consultant, specializing in issues surrounding modern American health care and the ways it should be managed in its current climate of reform. Between 2002 and 2011, Craig was the Chief Executive Officer at Coast Plaza Hospital in Norwalk, California. He currently serves on the advisory board for the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences, on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Opera, and the Board of Visitors of Seaver College at Pepperdine University. Last year Craig published his book, Hospital Stay – Health Care Made Simple (www.HospitalStay.com), which addresses the many concerns of patients and their families as they navigate their way through the health care system. In January 2012 Craig will teach a hospital law course at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu. He lives in Southern California with his wife and son.

Craig Boyd Garner's Content (Recent - Older)

Anticipating Emergencies: The 411 on 911

  • By: Craig Boyd Garner
  • “There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.” --Charles Dickens, English novelist

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Eye on the Elderly- Helping Seniors in the Hospital Setting

  • By: Craig Boyd Garner
  • “All diseases run into one, old age.”  -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Excising the Fear From Surgery

  • By: Craig Boyd Garner
  • “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Medicine by the Numbers Part II: The Hospital Bill

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Caring for the Caregivers – Surviving the Hospital Discharge, Part 2

  • By: Craig Boyd Garner
  • Plato wrote:  “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

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Mental Health and The Family Tree

  • By: Craig Boyd Garner
  • “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” - Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Russian novelist and philosopher

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