All parents have experienced the pain of filling out form after form in the pediatrician's office – usually while trying to comfort their sick child or keep an eye on their other children. Pediatricians and their staff watch families with older children struggle with important questionnaires...
LifePoint Health surveys its staff every 18 months to gauge safety culture in their units. Leaders say the surveys ensure staff are engaged in patient safety improvement efforts.
Intermountain Healthcare has launched a new initiative aimed at stemming the rising tide of suicides. At its core is acknowledging the fact that Intermountain serves communities that cherish their right to bear arms.
St. Joseph's University Medical Center has received Level 1 accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians for its geriatric emergency department. Elderly patients can expect to be treated by specially trained clinicians.
Clostridium difficile (C. diff) bacteria exists all around us. C. diff infection is a serious disease that takes a heavy toll on the people afflicted with it. C. diff spores are easily spread and extremely difficult to kill. C. diff is a serious problem with serious consequences, within the...
Cleveland-based MetroHealth released results Friday of a new initiative to promote opioid prevention that resulted in 3 million fewer opioid pills prescribed in the past 18 months.
The hospital in September 2016 introduced the oral care bundle, which ensures patients undergoing chemotherapy maintain good oral hygiene to reduce infection risks.
The consequences of failure in healthcare can be dire. Providing health care has gravity, driving many healthcare organizations to strive to become a High-Reliability Organization, or HRO. HROs are organizations that operate in complex, high-risk environments with fewer than normal accidents or...
The 3 Wishes Project at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center tries to help patients, family members and clinicians cope at the end of life.
Home health provider Amedisys recently launched a program that gives heart failure patients tools to manage their own health and well-being.
The Opioid Steward Program is a systemwide initiative that emphasizes education of patients and medical staff on pain management.
McKay-Dee Hospital in April 2017 opened a center specifically for patients experiencing a mental health crisis.