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Second person denied AZ transplant coverage dies
A second transplant candidate denied coverage because of state budget cuts has died, and hospital officials say the...
Less blood is really more, transfusion critics say
Long dominated by Jehovah’s Witnesses — whose faith forbids blood transfusions — bloodless surgeries...
MO reverses policy that removed older data on hospital infections
Missouri will start publishing past years of data about hospital infection rates on its website, the state's top health...
Baylor heart hospital has lowest readmission rate in the U.S. for second straight year
  Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, for the second year in a row, had the lowest readmission rate for heart...
Web Exclusive: Holding the Ground on Super Bugs
Antibiotic-resistant organisms—the so-called "super bugs"—may be gaining an upper hand if action...
Web Exclusive: MRSA Survey Seeks Trends, Tactics in Infection Control
How big of a threat is MRSA to hospital infection control? That's one question that the Association for Professionals...
Web Exclusive: CLABSI: 'A Polio Campaign for the 21st Century'
It isn't every day that a federal agency can boast an 18% cut in dreaded CLABSI, or central line associated bloodstream...
CDC Says 18% Drop in Central Line Infections Is Just the Beginning
In the first report of its kind, CDC officials said yesterday that central line-associated bloodstream infections...
Illinois lags some states in combating hospital-acquired infections
Illinois hospitals are succeeding in curbing bloodstream infections from catheters, but their efforts lag several other...
Magazine: The Power of Surveillance
State mandates and HHS' new five-year infection control initiative could prompt more hospitals to use electronic tools...

Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era
The physician-hospital relationship has always been important but with reform, fortifying these partnerships is now an...
Audio Conference: Slash Your Readmission Rates
With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital being readmitted within 30 days, two of...
Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment
Physician turnover can cause millions to walk out your front door. Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...
Handbook: Peer Review and Quality Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Credentials Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Department Chair Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Medical Executive Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Book: The Medical Executive Committee Manual
Give physician leaders the knowledge and tools to confidently and effectively carry out their MEC responsibilities and...