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PA Hospital Changes Course, Now Pursuing Chapter 7

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, April 18, 2012

The trustee for troubled Saint Catherine Medical Center does not believe that "a Chapter 11 reorganization is possible" and has requested that the facility be placed in Chapter 7 bankruptcy instead. That means assets will be liquidated to pay off debts.

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Comparative Effectiveness Studies Explore Cancer, Trauma Care

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 18, 2012

Three studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association examine the benefits and harms of using Avastin for treating lung cancer, proton beam therapy for prostate cancer, and medical helicopters for transporting trauma patients.

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Closing the Nurse Safety Gap

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2012

Concerned that patient safety initiatives are eclipsing concerns over workforce safety, a nursing leader is working to spread awareness about needlestick injuries and violence in the workplace.

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Tech Challenge Aims to Quash Readmissions

By: Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media, April 17, 2012

A challenge to develop technology that breaks down the barriers of social isolation among seniors may help hospitals reduce readmission rates.

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Intelligence Report: The Unsettled State of the ACO

By: April 12, 2012

39% of organizations plan to join an ACO vs. 64% in 2011, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report with exclusive research and analysis.

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Webcast: Lower Costs, Boost Productivity in Your Emergency Department

By: April 2, 2012

Date: April 30, 2012
About: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs.

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