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SC Hospitals Push Coordinated Care

John Commins

The Palmetto State's efforts to reduce readmissions and emergency department visits centers on community health initiatives, particularly for patients with chronic or complex illnesses. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Moody's: Sequestration Threatens Not-For-Profit Hospitals

Although Moody's Investors Service's outlook for the not-for-profit hospital sector is negative, no immediate rating action on any of the hospitals in its portfolio is planned based on the federal sequestration. >>>

Intermountain Fined $25.5M for Stark Violations

Federal officials say Intermountain's self-disclosed violations centered on improper compensation arrangements with some physicians. Utah's largest healthcare provider says the violations were "primarily technical in nature." >>>

How a 110-Year-Old Hospital Rebranded Itself

Children's Hospital Los Angeles put a strategic marketing plan in place and set about making sure that all the rebranding and advertising work it was doing could be tracked by measurable results: top of mind awareness, market share, and brand awareness. >>>

HIT Errors 'Tip of the Iceberg,' Says ECRI

A report from the ECRI Institute blames humans for 46% of errors in which health information technology malfunctions and either causes or creates a risk of patient harm. >>>

Hospitals Re-Think Neurological Services to Meet Geriatric Needs

With the cost of treating dementia alone expected to double within 30 years, it's no wonder hospitals are ramping up their care planning with specialized clinics in neurological institutes aimed at geriatric patients. But shrinking reimbursements and physician resources are forcing innovative thinking. >>>

Small Budget Cancer-Screening Campaign Pays Off

Months after a Virginia medical center's launch of a campaign targeting employees for mammograms, it's clear the marketing effort was a success. >>>

Nurses' Questions About Guns Could Save Lives

There's not enough talk with suicidal patients in the emergency department about handguns, pistols, shotguns, and rifles. Guns are a public health issue, but ED nurses often "think someone else should ask about firearms." >>>



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News Headlines

Pros, cons found in merger of Highmark, WPAHS

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 10, 2013

Dallas County commissioners criticize Parkland officials over additions to new hospital plan

The Dallas Morning News, April 10, 2013

Some hospitals opt out of selling soda

St. Cloud Times, April 9, 2013

MaineHealth nears deal with NH hospital

Bangor Daily News, April 9, 2013

Two DC hospitals vie to establish costly cancer treatment option

The Washington Post, April 9, 2013

CaroMont rethinks 'Cheat Death'

Gaston Gazette, April 8, 2013

Doctors unite to fight hospitals buying physician groups

Orlando Sentinel, April 5, 2013

Cancer clinics turning away thousands of Medicare patients

The Washington Post, April 4, 2013

Closure of three Pacific Health hospitals may be part of a trend

Los Angeles Times, April 4, 2013

Doctors allege shuttling patients among hospitals put profit ahead of safety

Las Vegas Sun, April 4, 2013



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