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West Penn Hospital would have closed without Highmark deal
Without its acquisition by Highmark Inc., West Penn Allegheny Health System would have been forced to shutter West...
In CO, a tale of two hospitals
Aspen Valley Hospital will give its employees an average pay increase of 2.4% this month, while the Vail Valley...
State HIEs wrangle with thorny ’patient consent’ issue
Oregon and Illinois are two states that will launch their initial health information exchange core services in early...
'RomneyCare': A revolution that basically worked
In his critics' eyes, with the national health overhaul pushed through by President Obama. Republican Presidential...
Pharmacy robberies sweeping US
A wave of pharmacy robberies is sweeping the United States as desperate addicts and ruthless dealers turn to violence...
A surgeon’s hands or a robot’s?
Hundreds of thousands of patients across the country to undergo robotic surgery in recent years. Since the first device...
Less blood is really more, transfusion critics say
Long dominated by Jehovah’s Witnesses — whose faith forbids blood transfusions — bloodless surgeries...
Earliest tests for finding breast cancer are prone to error
Monica Long had expected a routine appointment. But here she was sitting in her new oncologist’s office, and he...
His ailing heart was in the right place
Jim Meis' survival following a heart attack in March is the story of a community with a rare combination of medical...
Gallbladder removed through mouth in new surgical technique
As part of the trend in developing surgeries without external wounds, surgeons last week removed a woman's gallbladder...