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Hospital Headlines Color Public Perception

John Commins

At a time when consumers are angry about rising healthcare costs and politicians are looking for scapegoats, a spate of unfavorable media attention on hospitals underscores the vital importance of perception—regardless of reality. >>>


Editor's Picks

Some Nurses Blue Over Color-Coded Uniform Policy

The Minnesota Nurses Association has filed a grievance against Allina Hospitals & Clinics over a color-coded uniform requirement. The health system says it has patients in mind, but does the policy violate labor contracts? >>>

IPPS Proposed Rules Clarify Readmissions Penalties

The proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System rules outline a final methodology to calculate penalties for hospitals with high rates of 30-day readmissions and promise to boost Medicare payments to eligible acute care hospitals. >>>

CLABSI Rates Down 32%, Says CDC

For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control has released state-level, standardized infection ratio figures for central line-associated bloodstream infections in all 50 states. >>>

Who Wants to Be a Hospital CEO?

The chief executive officer job is a high-turnover, high-pressure role that occupies the crushing space between rising healthcare costs and actual economic growth—against a stark backdrop of  uncertainty.  Who wants in? >>>

LIVE Webcast

Lower Costs, Boost Productivity in Your Emergency Department

Date: April 30, 2012
LAST CHANCE: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs. >>>

News Headlines

Debt collector is faulted for tough tactics in hospitals

The New York Times, April 25, 2012

Healthcare laws leave hospitals overwhelmed by 'permanent patients'

MSNBC, April 25, 2012

Hospital charges show huge variance

U.S.News & World Report, April 25, 2012

Curbing ED Dangers Requires Strong Leadership

HealthLeaders Media, April 24, 2012

Asthma initiative reduces ER visits with healthcare home visits

The Atlantic, April 24, 2012

Erlanger has biggest loss yet—$4M for March, April 24, 2012

NC hospital system sues thousands of patients

The News & Observer, April 24, 2012

How Hospitals Can Save Water and Big Bucks Too

HealthLeaders Media, April 23, 2012

Slideshow: Meet the HealthLeaders 20

HealthLeaders Media, April 19, 2012

Drug Shortages Taking 'Tremendous Toll'

HealthLeaders Media, April 19, 2012

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Rounds: 4 Steps to Lasting Clinical Excellence from Henry Ford Health System

Date: May 1, 2012
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The End of Us vs. Them

With economic incentives aligning for hospitals and physicians as never before, the need on both sides to dispense with blame has never been so critical. >>>


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