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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.

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Medicine by the Numbers

  • By: Craig Boyd Garner
  • Lewis Carroll wrote:  “If you want to inspire confidence, give plenty of statistics. It does not matter that they should be accurate, or even ...

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When It's Time to Leave- Surviving the Hospital Discharge

  • By: Craig Boyd Garner
  • “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other ...

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Giving Jell-O Some Thought: The Hospital Menu in the Modern Age

  • By: Craig Boyd Garner
  • Thomas Edison wrote:  “The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the ...

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From Miracles to the Miraculous

  • By: Craig Boyd Garner
  • Saint Augustine wrote:  “Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.”

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Organ Harvesting

  • By: Craig Boyd Garner
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote:  “The only gift is a portion of thyself.”

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The Doctor/Patient Relationship

  • By: Craig Boyd Garner
  • Hippocrates wrote:  “It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.”

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