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Web Exclusive: 4 Signs of Surgeons' Inattention in the OR
The more often a surgeon performs a procedure, the better the chances of a good outcome. But sometimes, repetition can...
J&J recalls hip replacement implant
More than two years after the Food and Drug Administration began receiving complaints about the failure of a hip...
Surgeons salvage hand nerves of double-transplant patient at Jewish Hospital
--> Doctors completed the region's first double-hand transplant Wednesday, replacing a man's burned...
Less blood is really more, transfusion critics say
Long dominated by Jehovah’s Witnesses — whose faith forbids blood transfusions — bloodless surgeries...
Web Exclusive: Follow-up Appointments May Not Reduce Readmissions
Improving follow-up appointments is often considered one of the key strategies for reducing costly hospital...
Study: Hospital surgical infection measures do not predict outcomes
In recent years there has been an emphasis on making surgery less risky by using efforts such as a checklist approach...
At the Lahey Clinic, a stunning, rare tragedy
A man who agreed to donate part of his liver to help a sick relative died while undergoing the transplant procedure at...
Web Exclusive: Florida Hospitals, Surgeons Launch Statewide Initiative to Improve Care
The Florida Hospital Association and the American College of Surgeons today launched a joint Florida Surgical Care...
Magazine: Patient-Centered Surgery
Making surgery more patient-centered requires careful coordination and better feedback from patients and their families.
Web Exclusive: VA Assigns Levels of Inpatient Surgery Services
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has become the first hospital system nationwide to develop and implement a new...

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...