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Abundance of Quality Awards Weakens Marketing Value

Marianne Aiello

One-third of US hospitals have garnered at least one distinction from a major rating group or company. With so many other organizations receiving similar accolades, how can promoting a top quality award have any real meaning? >>>


Editor's Picks

Hands-On Robotic Surgery Promo Connects with Shoppers

A New Jersey hospital demystifies the da Vinci robotic surgical system by letting patients interact with the robots and the surgeons who operate them at a mall with a high-income demographic. >>>

Telemedicine is Retail Health Clinics' Newest Tool

Once a way for people in rural areas to access medical specialists, telemedicine is now being piloted by Rite Aid at its in-store clinics. Competitors Walgreens and CVS may not be far behind. Where does that leave traditional healthcare providers? >>>

Deadly CRE Infection Spreading Fast in Hospitals

Arjun Srinivasan, MD, associate director for healthcare-associated infection prevention programs for the CDC, discusses what is known and not known about the "alarming increase" in frequency of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae in healthcare settings. >>>

Medical School Enrollment Forecast Tempered by Residency Concerns

Despite a rosy enrollment forecast, 40% of medical school deans surveyed have expressed "major concern" that the number of available residency training positions will fall short, says the Association of American Medical Schools. >>>

Doctor Files Malpractice Suit Against Attorneys

In an unusual case, a New York anesthesiologist is suing his attorneys over a malpractice case that he says cost him $1 million in insurance coverage and derailed his career. >>>

St. Joseph Medical Center Settles Stent Cases

Nearly 250 patients, alleging they underwent unnecessary stent procedures at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, MD, have agreed to an undisclosed medical malpractice settlement with the medical center and its former owner, Catholic Health Initiatives. >>>

Mercy Readies Tornado-Tough $450M Joplin Hospital

Two years after an EF5 tornado flattened Joplin, MO and gutted St. John's Regional Medical Center, the new Mercy Hospital Joplin is built to stand strong against natural disasters with a host of upgrades. Storm-hardened windows will be the facility's centerpiece. >>>

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News Headlines

Opinion: Healthcare exchanges will need the young invincibles

The Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2013

Every disease on earth: Elmhurst Hospital's medical melting pot

The New Yorker, May 7, 2013

Opinion: What health insurance doesn't do

The New York Times, May 6, 2013

FL legislature leaves 35k in 2 counties without health insurance

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, May 6, 2013

Left with a language barrier to healthcare

Times Union, May 6, 2013

In several states, Medicaid expansion remains in limbo as time runs short

The Washington Post, May 3, 2013

Carolinas HealthCare adds virtual component to intensive care

Charlotte Business Journal, May 3, 2013

Big insurers wary of entering new Obamacare markets

Reuters, May 3, 2013

Fewer carriers than expected apply for IL health marketplace

Star Tribune / Associated Press, May 2, 2013

Catholic Health East, Trinity Health merger completed

Philadelphia Business Journal, May 2, 2013

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