The chemical process used to sterilize most medical products was evaluated during committee hearings in Springfield, Ill., this week, due to cancer risks associated with ethylene oxide emissions.
The hospital is concentrated on hardwiring clinical processes to achieve better outcomes for patients with some measures showing significant improvement while others still remain below average.
America's low health literacy rate has raised concerns about whether hospitals are taking the wrong approaches to educate patients, or if financial incentives for providers are too small.
Even though Sentara Healthcare is nationally known for its gains in patient care, Joanne Inman isn't satisfied with the status quo. Appointed president of Sentara Leigh Hospital in 2016, Inman is constantly looking for ways to push the organization to the next level.
With cardiovascular care overall in the U.S. improving, it's more challenging than ever for a hospital to be recognized as a top heart facility, especially for many years in a row.
A growing number of health systems are increasing their research on patients to better understand what they want and expect as consumerism takes hold.
Five new quality measures have been added to Nursing Home Compare as mandated by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014.
A new public service campaign created by University of Southern California undergrads for the American Cancer Society aims to help recruit volunteers for the Road to Recovery ride-sharing service to ferry patients to treatment.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) faced a challenge familiar to most healthcare organizations: to deliver greater value, efficiency and quality in care delivery at the lowest acceptable cost to their patients. Consumer, payer and regulatory pressures keep growing, accelerated by the...
Nationwide Children's Hospital is a product of its location in Columbus, Ohio. Our community is often described as a quintessential Midwestern city, but the influence of place goes beyond that simple characterization. We have something here we call the "Columbus Way," an expectation of caring for...
The stigma associated with mental health issues and substance abuse continues to plague the delivery system. For Dr. Stephen Odom, addressing the underlying causes of abuse and mental health is at the core of the mission at New Vista Behavioral Health.
Some health systems are grooming junior employees from minority backgrounds to become the next generation of leaders, so that they will better reflect the growing diversity of the patient and community populations.