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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...
MA outpatient care ranked high
<p><advertisement></advertisement>Massachusetts hospitals as a whole outperform hospitals across the...
Validity of hospital rankings
Every year, U.S. News & World Report compiles a list of the top 50 hospitals in a wide range of specialties. The...
Illinois hospitals open a window on their performance
The Illinois Hospital Association on Wednesday will debut an information-packed Web site, the first of its kind in the...
Web Exclusive: Patient Safety Incidents Showed Little Change in 2009, Says HealthGrades
While the number of patient safety incidents that occurred among hospitalized Medicare patients dipped slightly below...
Web Exclusive: CMS Will Soon Track Your Failure to Rescue Data—Are You Ready?
Are you tracking your hospital's failure to rescue rates? You'd better be, because CMS will—starting June 1.
Patient-satisfaction surveys have drawbacks
Patient satisfaction surveys are being increasingly used in hospitals nationwide. Press Ganey, a leading organization...
Mortality, Quality Gulfs Persist in Hospitals
Patients at highly-rated hospitals have a 52% lower chance of dying compared with the U.S. hospital average, a quality...
Web Exclusive: Mortality Rates Found Lower Among Top-Rated Hospitals
There is a much better chance of dying in a one star rated hospital compared to a five star rated hospital, according...
Death rate 70% lower at top U.S. hospitals
The death rate at top-ranked U.S. hospitals is 70% lower than at the lowest-ranked hospitals, according to a study that...

Continuing Education: The Physician Advisor’s Role in CDI: A Collaborative Approach for Success
This one-day seminar provides an in-depth session on the essential functions of the physician advisor and his or her...
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...