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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...
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...
Unlocked mystery will help target C. diff in hospitals
Clostridium difficile, one of the most insidious bacterial infections found in hospitals, may be easier to spot after a...
Deadly bacteria defy drugs, alarming doctors
Acinetobacter doesn’t garner as many headlines as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, the dangerous...
South Carolina hospitals band together to fight infections
South Carolina’s private and university research hospitals are banding together to identify and curb hospital...
Intestinal pathogen a growing threat
A new survey has found that more than 1% of U.S. hospital patients are infected with Clostridium difficile. Several...
KU patient's case highlights risk of tainted platelets
For the second time in three years, a University of Kansas Hospital cancer patient has received tainted platelets from...
Old blood boosts risk of infection
Hospitalized patients who received blood that had been stored for more than four weeks were nearly three times as...
Staph germs harder than ever to treat, studies say
Drug-resistant staph bacteria picked up in ordinary community settings are increasingly acquiring "superbug"...
One big antibiotic dose fights MRSA, study says
Powerful antibiotic drugs are normally injected once a day—a problem for patients who contract infections in...

Book: Statistics Basics: A Resource Guide for Healthcare Managers
A new addition to HCPro's Basics series, this logical book and CD-ROM are a primer for any healthcare manager embarking...
Book: Making Your Data Work:
This book and CD-ROM will help staff quickly and easily find and present valuable information to improve quality and...
Book: A Practical Guide to Managing Disruptive and Impaired Physicians, Second Edition
Don’t let disruptive physician behavior and impairment negatively affect your hospital’s operations or put your...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy
In the wake of healthcare reform, ACOs continue to emerge as the care delivery and reimbursement model of the future...
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: OPPE Best Practices Series: When OPPE leads to FPPE
Join speakers Valerie Handunge, MA, senior healthcare strategy and operations consultant, Deloitte Consulting, and...