Clinical CareCombine Surgery Checklists to Boost Patient Safety and Clinical Outcomes
Combining the World Health Organization's operating room checklist with a preoperative and postoperative checklist benefits patients, research indicates.
Revenue CyclePandemic Hampers Reopening of Joint Replacement Gold Mine
Given the high and rapidly growing volume, it's easy to see why joint replacement operations have become a vital chunk...
FinanceHospital Margins Improve in June, Volumes Off
Even with CARES Act money, Kaufman Hall reports YTD operating margins are about -50% compared with 2019.
StrategyUniversity of Maryland Medical Center Names New President, CEO
Dr. Bert W. O'Malley, Jr is scheduled to make his return to the medical center in November.
FinanceSurgeons Pan Cuts in CMS' Proposed Fee Schedule for 2021
The proposed rule would reduce payments to nearly all surgical specialties, including up to 9% for cardiac surgery, 8% for...
StrategyHospital Merger in Washington State Stokes Fears About Catholic Limits on Care
It is unclear whether secular hospitals can continue to offer services forbidden by church doctrine, including abortion, birth control, gender...
Clinical CareFive-Peat! Mayo Clinic Named Nation's Top Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for 5th Straight Year.
The 31st annual version of the widely read rankings features mostly the same top 20 hospitals that made the list...
Clinical CareAmid Surge, Hospitals Hesitate to Cancel Nonemergency Surgeries
Hospitals say they are more prepared to handle the crush of patients because they have enough protective gear for their...
Clinical CareWhat Seniors Should Know Before Going Ahead with Elective Procedures
To feel comfortable, patients need to take stock of the precautions providers are taking.
Clinical CareNew Nasal Protocol Reduces Infections in Lower Joint Replacement Surgery
Avoiding infection in lower joint replacement surgery results in an average cost savings of about $100,000 per patient.
FinanceMoody's: Texas Suspending Elective Surgeries is Credit Negative for Hospitals
Moody's stated that the decision to suspend elective procedures will "dampen earnings from facilities in those counties and slow companies'...
Clinical CareCoronavirus: 3 Steps for Reopening Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Surgical Care Affiliates, which has ambulatory surgery centers in 35 states, has been able to rebound to about 90% of...