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November 28, 2022

An NY Hospital System Has a Big-Time Chef Making Big Changes An NY Hospital System Has a Big-Time Chef Making Big Changes

From the moment you walk into the massive kitchen at Northern Westchester Hospital, you quickly realize that bland, processed food isn’t on the menu for patients […]
November 18, 2022

Hospital Safety Improves; Physician Burnout; and Opioid Overuse Hospital Safety Improves; Physician Burnout; and Opioid Overuse

Hospital Patient Safety Improves Hospital patient safety improved in the past decade, saving thousands of lives, a new report finds. Improvements in five measures of safety […]
November 4, 2022

Hospital Giant HCA Fends Off Questionable Admissions Accusations Hospital Giant HCA Fends Off Questionable Admissions Accusations

Jennifer Smithfield felt weak and still had trouble breathing in February after nearly two weeks with covid-19. It was a Sunday, and her doctor’s office was […]
November 2, 2022

Hospital Investigated for Denying an Emergency Abortion Hospital Investigated for Denying an Emergency Abortion

The federal government has launched its first confirmed investigation of an alleged denial of an abortion to a woman experiencing a medical emergency. In late October, […]
November 1, 2022

Medicare Fines for High Hospital Readmissions Drop Medicare Fines for High Hospital Readmissions Drop

The federal government has eased its annual punishments for hospitals with higher-than-expected readmission rates in an acknowledgment of the upheaval the covid-19 pandemic has caused, resulting […]
October 26, 2022

Hospitalists Can Get Help for Rheumatology Cases Hospitalists Can Get Help for Rheumatology Cases

SAN FRANCISCO — Few of the hospitalists attending a presentation by rheumatologist Sarah Goglin, MD, at the 26th annual Management of the Hospitalized Patient conference in […]
October 25, 2022

Hospitals Said They Lost Money on Medicare Patients Hospitals Said They Lost Money on Medicare Patients

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Atrium Health, the largest hospital system in North Carolina, has declared publicly that in 2019 it provided $640 million in services to Medicare […]
October 20, 2022

Florida Sees Spike in Deadly Bacterial Infections After Hurricane Ian Florida Sees Spike in Deadly Bacterial Infections After Hurricane Ian

Florida is seeing a spike in deadly infections caused by the “flesh-eating” bacteria Vibrio vulnificus following Hurricane Ian.  At least four people have died and 29 have been infected in […]
September 28, 2022

Few Places Have More Medical Debt Than Dallas–Fort Worth Few Places Have More Medical Debt Than Dallas–Fort Worth

Almost everything about the opening of the 2019 Prosper High School Eagles’ football season was big. The game in this Dallas-Fort Worth suburb began with fireworks […]
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