Geisinger on Thursday announced the launch of a surgical redesign program aimed at expediting healing, improving pain management and reducing opioid use.
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.
Many hospitals aren't equipped to treat patients with behavioral health needs, according to a new report by the ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization.
The FDA on Nov. 2 approved a new super-potent opioid tablet for use in hospitals. While prescribing numbers for opioids have been declining for the past few years, prescription use of painkillers still present a major challenge for combating the overall opioid crisis.
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.
A new study finds patient safety measures don't have a strong influence on the overall star rating a nursing home will receive on CMS' Nursing Home Compare website.
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.
The son of a leading patient-safety advocate has directed a documentary titled “To Err Is Human,” exploring the issue of deadly medical errors and what's being done to improve patient safety.
A study of data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health looked at marijuana use among women 18 to 45 years old. Here’s a snapshot of those who smoked pot in the last month while pregnant.
A New Jersey rehabilitation center has 18 cases of adenovirus, which have led to six deaths. The facility has been told it can't admit any new patients until the outbreak ends.
A new study suggests hospital bed linens could be a source of infection even after being washed.