By Editor on August 22, 2012
Each year ReviveHealth, a hospital public relations firm in Santa Barbara, Calif., asks hospitals to name the most problematic payers. This year’s loser: WellPoint
By Editor on July 13, 2012
When the University of Pennsylvania Health System sought new patients for its lung transplant service last year, it turned to Facebook and Google.
By Editor on July 2, 2012
As you consider treatment facilities for your child, keep the nation’s 10 best children’s hospitals in mind.
By Editor on June 11, 2012
Following 2011 state Medicaid cuts of $58 million and $234 million in Medicare cuts, the new directive to state agencies from Texas leaders to freeze spending at last year’s levels has prompted the Texas Health Care Association to warn that the worsening state-federal budget squeeze will have a significant, damaging impact on facilities’ ongoing ability to care for an increasingly older patient population.
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By Editor on March 6, 2012
Infections from Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a bacteria that causes diarrhea and other health issues, is a patient safety concern in all types of medical facilities, not just hospitals as traditionally thought, according to a new Vital Signs report today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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By Editor on March 2, 2012
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. A nationwide campaign to screen 1,000 “first-timers” for colon cancer is being led by StopColonCancerNow.com. The campaign urges all first-time patients to complete or schedule a colonoscopy on the designated colon cancer Screening Day.
By Editor on February 29, 2012
Total Health Partners is a team comprised of nine people – a physician, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, social worker and five health promoters. Patients come to the program primarily through referrals.
By Editor on February 28, 2012
The board of trustees of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) has authorized the hospital to begin billing for patient care. The decision to accept reimbursement is part of an effort to ensure that a strong plan is in place to protect and sustain the hospital’s 90-year legacy of delivering premier patient care to children throughout Texas.
By Editor on February 23, 2012
The Medicare program is betting on a new course of action to curb what one medical journal has dubbed an “epidemic” of uncontrolled patient harm.
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By Editor on February 20, 2012
With more than three million nurse professionals in the United States alone, nursing is the largest segment of the healthcare industry and touches every facet of care from the doctor’s office to home care to hospitals according to The UCLA School of Nursing.
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