Hospital Stay, The Book

This Book is for hospital patients and family members with questions relating to the details of their health care experience. With a clear and concise approach, this book tackles the major elements of a hospital visit, while helping to relieve uncertainty, reduce stress, and free patients to focus their energies on getting better. Buy softcover, kindle, and hardcover editions.

“Hospital Stay does a masterful job of making a complex subject easy to read and understand.”

- C. Duane Dauner, President, California Hospital Association

“I thought so highly of this book, it is now mandatory reading for all of our new consultants.”

- Steven T. Valentine, President, The Camden Group

About the Authors

Craig Boyd Garner, Esq.

Prior to assuming the post of Chief Executive Officer at Coast Plaza Hospital in Norwalk, California, Craig practiced law as an attorney and partner specializing in health care issues. He serves on the advisory board for the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences, and on the board of directors for LVS Health Innovations, an evidence-based health management company focused on creating sustainable active and healthy lifestyles.  Craig is also on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Opera and the Board of Visitors of Seaver College at Pepperdine University. He lives in Southern California with his wife Natalya.

Thomas A. Gionis, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., M.H.A.

Dr. Thomas A. Gionis serves as President of Aristotle University, Dean and Professor of Public Health at Aristotle University School of Public Health; he was the Founding Dean and Professor of Law at Aristotle University College of Law. Dr. Gionis is a United States Fulbright Scholar in Law, a current member of the United States Fulbright PEER Review Committee Member/Global-Public Health, and former UCLA Visiting Scholar in Public Health. He also serves as a Visiting Lecturer in the Executive Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the UCLA School of Public Health, where he lectures in Health Law and the Principles of Global Health. Dr. Gionis is a frequent Lecturer in bioethics at international United Nations UNESCO bioethics meetings, and serves as Chairman of the UNESCO International Bioethics Journal Club and Chairman of the Joint Study Committee on Clinical Research Ethics. As Medical Director at Coast Plaza Hospital, Dr. Gionis has been recognized as the youngest individual in the United States to be awarded the medical degree (M.D.); he started medical school at 17, and was awarded the M.D. degree at 21 years of age. He is a published author and the Editor-in-Chief for Royal Society Law Review. He lives and works in Southern California.

Galal S. Gough, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S.

Currently the Chief of Staff at Coast Plaza Hospital, Dr. Galal S. Gough was a practicing OB/GYN with over 40 years experience in Southern California. Dr. Gough served as Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at USC Medical Center from 1987-1999, and as an Associate Professor for 17 years before that. He has earned fellowships at the College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American College of Surgeons, and the International College of Surgeons. Dr. Gough served on the Medical Board for the State of California between 1984 and 1991 in various capacities, including its President and the California representative to the Federation of State Medical Boards.  Since 1985, Dr. Gough has served on the California Committee of Bar Examiners, and has held a position as committee member for Moral Character from 2000 to the present. He was appointed Chairman of the Committee of Bar Examiners in 2010.  Dr. Gough lives and works in Southern California.

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