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A systematic approach

By Linda Wilson  |  August 10, 2009

Two closely watched dots on the radar screen at HealthEast Care System this year are blood clots and bleeding complications. The two are related, of course. Patients at risk of developing blood clots while in the hospital are often given blood thinners, namely heparin and warfarin. But dosages of...

The bottom line on happiness

By Jean DerGurahian  |  June 01, 2009

While the CMS and hospitals continue to sharpen their focus on high patient-satisfaction scores, new research indicates there isn’t any correlation between how happy patients are and a hospital’s expenses and profitability, or mortality and complication rates.

Finding satisfaction

June 01, 2009

Money can’t buy you love. But can love buy you money? Maybe. But not in healthcare. Welcome to Modern Healthcare’s ninth annual

Charting success

June 01, 2009

The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals study has been a 16-year journey to build a national balanced score card. The journey has been highlighted by annual improvement in methodologies and measures. The latest innovation—introduction of the 100 Top Hospitals Performance Matrix—is a major step...

Small details, big impact

By Linda Wilson  |  June 01, 2009

At Gundersen Lutheran Health System, the culprits behind a nighttime noise problem were not things that go bump in the night but rather things that go beep.

The bottom line on happiness

By Jean DerGurahian  |  June 01, 2009

While the CMS and hospitals continue to sharpen their focus on high patient-satisfaction scores, new research indicates there isn’t any correlation between how happy patients are and a hospital’s expenses and profitability, or mortality and complication rates.

Finding satisfaction

June 01, 2009

Money can’t buy you love. But can love buy you money? Maybe. But not in healthcare. Welcome to Modern Healthcare’s ninth annual

Charting success

June 01, 2009

The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals study has been a 16-year journey to build a national balanced score card. The journey has been highlighted by annual improvement in methodologies and measures. The latest innovation—introduction of the 100 Top Hospitals Performance Matrix—is a major step...

Small details, big impact

By Linda Wilson  |  June 01, 2009

At Gundersen Lutheran Health System, the culprits behind a nighttime noise problem were not things that go bump in the night but rather things that go beep.

100 Top Hospitals: A repeat performance

100 Top Hospitals: A repeat performance

By Linda Wilson  |  March 30, 2009

Administrators at Silver Cross Hospital are so serious about pleasing patients that in 2008 they refused to sign a contract with a new neurosurgeon who wouldn’t agree to maintain a patient-satisfaction score that was at least in the 50th percentile nationally. Physicians at 245-bed Silver Cross in...

100 Top Hospitals list

March 30, 2009

A Special Feature on Thomson Reuters' ranking of the 100 best hospitals from 2008. Hospitals are ranked by size in two categories: teaching and community. Source: Thomson Reuters. Published March 30, 2009. This list includes the following data points:

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