The CMS updated its star ratings in December with a new formula, but a Modern Healthcare analysis shows specialty hospitals perform much better than major teaching hospitals even though they don't report all the measures.
The New York City-based orthopedics provider calls all patients before a procedure to collect patient-reported outcomes measures. The information is used to help clinicians better understand and treat their patients.
La Rabida, a small specialty facility in Chicago, is seeing a big uptick in patients as community hospitals shrink or close their pediatric units.
Arkansas Children's is preparing to open the nation's smallest free-standing children's hospital, with nearly 40% of the costs being paid by charitable donations from Walmart, Tyson Foodsn and other prominent individuals and employers in the area.
Detroit's Straith Hospital for Special Surgery in Southfield is hoping a new pain center focused on procedures and physical therapy instead of medication management will generate 1,300 procedures and a projected $1.5 million in billable revenue its first year of operation, the hospital said.
As smaller area hospitals close or consolidate their pediatric wards, Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago is doing the opposite: launching a high-profile fetal surgical center—one of only a few in the world—and, separately, beginning a $51 million project.
Plans are moving forward for a new cancer care facility in Detroit. A groundbreaking event takes place Tuesday for the Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion, which will be part of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute.
Select Medical, one of the nation's largest operators of specialty hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation clinics, is hoping its rapid expansion into new markets will pay off in 2017. Start-up costs dragged down earnings last year.
Links between community hospitals and cancer centers can lead to better care and a better bottom line. Many regard these relationships as necessary to preserve quality and expand access to state-of-the-art oncology care.
In the wake of unexpected losses and a cash crunch in the third quarter, Adeptus Health CEO Tom Hall is retiring sooner than expected to make way for board director Gregory Scott to take the helm on an interim basis, Adeptus said Tuesday. Scott is the former co-president of Universal American Corp.
Henry Ford Health System has signed a contract with Pearl Human Care Private Ltd., an India-based company, to provide medical technology and related medical services to a planned 400-bed hospital in Tamil Nadu.
Thomas Hall, CEO of Adeptus Health, announced Wednesday he will retire by mid-2017 or when a replacement is selected.