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Heartening trends

Heartening trends

By Elizabeth Gardner  |  November 14, 2011

If you must have heart trouble, have it in Canton, Ohio. The two major hospitals serving this city of 70,000—337-bed Mercy Medical Center and 547-bed Aultman Hospital—offer cardiovascular services that rival any in the nation. Both appear on the Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular...

Winning strategies

Winning strategies

By David Burda  |  September 12, 2011

Medical students are taught to first do no harm to patients. Perhaps a better motto to follow is, first do nothing.

Quality connection

Quality connection

By Jean Chenoweth  |  September 12, 2011

Health systems are increasing community value. Most studies examining the value produced by the formation of health systems have shown increased prices but did not explore improvement in quality. Our analysis shows that hospital members of health systems are starting to pull ahead of independent...

Thomson Reuters' 100 Top Hospitals - A Modern Healthcare Supplement

Thomson Reuters' 100 Top Hospitals - A Modern Healthcare Supplement

September 12, 2011

Is quality healthcare cheaper or does it come at a higher cost? According to an exclusive study conducted for Modern Healthcare by Thomson Reuters using data from research to determine its annual list of the 100 Top Hospitals, the bottom line is that doing less actually equals more, at least when...

Rx for a higher dose of quality

Rx for a higher dose of quality

By Joe Carlson  |  September 12, 2011

Hospitals that spend less money on pharmaceuticals also take better care of their patients. That's one key finding from an in-depth analysis of finances and care quality at thousands of hospitals across the U.S., performed by analytics firm Thomson Reuters at the request of Modern...

Pursuing value

Pursuing value

By Linda Wilson  |  September 12, 2011

Dr. Elizabeth Mort has kept close tabs on a frail, elderly patient with congestive heart failure since the patient was released from Partners HealthCare System's Massachusetts General Hospital in August. After a short stint in rehabilitation, the patient went home—but Partners went with her.

Web-exclusive: The process of improvement

Web-exclusive: The process of improvement

By Linda Wilson  |  May 30, 2011

As a result of a process-improvement initiative, Kettering Health Network slashed nearly one day off the average length-of-stay for sepsis and more than $1,000 off the average cost-per-case.

Thomson Reuters' 100 Top Hospitals, 2011

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 28, 2011

A Special Feature on Thomson Reuters' 100 Top Hospitals, 2011. 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 28, 2011.

Attention to detail

Attention to detail

By Linda Wilson  |  March 28, 2011

To steer Memorial Health Care System through the Great Recession, executives targeted, among other things, length of stay through a program in which case managers closely oversee inpatient admissions.

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