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They don't miss a beat

They don't miss a beat

By Elizabeth Gardner  |  November 15, 2010

Imagine how much simpler operating room life would be if all surgeons doing a particular procedure agreed on exactly how to do it and what instruments and supplies to do it with. Imagine how much less time it would take to train nurses and other staff, how much less effort they'd spend trying to...

How sick are we?

How sick are we?

By Jennifer Lubell  |  August 09, 2010

Charles O'Brien, president of Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, S.D., says his patients are getting older and sicker. And he has the data to prove it.

Quality, by owner

Quality, by owner

By John Morrissey  |  August 09, 2010

As healthcare systems are judged more and more on their clinical track record and the safety of their hospital environments, Catholic-owned systems as a group have a big head start on other ownership categories, according to a study of performance on measures of quality, clinical efficiency and...

Conflicting outcomes

By John Morrissey  |  August 09, 2010

Inpatient death rates for heart attack and congestive heart failure have been steadily falling during the past five years, but the mortality rate for these patients has actually stagnated or increased when measured over a longer period including the critical weeks after discharge, according to a...

Sick enough?

By David Burda, editor  |  August 09, 2010

How sick do you have to be to be admitted to the hospital? If you believe the hospital lobby in Washington, the answer is pretty darn sick. So sick, in fact, you'll cost the hospital more money than ever before to make you better. But if you believe payers, you're no sicker than anyone before you...

Working together

By Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president of performance improvement and 100 Top Hospitals programs, Thomson Reuters  |  August 09, 2010

Collaboration to solve intractable industrywide challenges is common in many highly competitive industries, including automotive, media, pharmaceutical and technology. Collaboration has also been a means for members of an industry to address new problems for which no road map exists. Healthcare...

Making quality count

Making quality count

By Linda Wilson  |  June 21, 2010

When Banner Health began a multiyear rollout of an electronic system to monitor critically ill patients continuously from a central command center, precious time was lost while nurses tracked down attending physicians to approve changes in patient-care regimens.

100 top hospitals

March 29, 2010

A Special Feature on the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks study for 2009. Hospitals are listed in five categories: two groups of teaching hospitals and three groups of community hospitals based on bed count. Source: Thomson Reuters. Published March 29, 2010.

Patients keep out

Patients keep out

By Linda Wilson  |  March 29, 2010

Reducing patients' risk of unnecessary readmission to the hospital after discharge is a lot like untangling the spaghetti of wires tucked behind most people's television/sound systems. At least that has been the experience at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

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