Offering autonomy to nursing home residents

Offering autonomy to nursing home residents

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 22, 2014

When Dr. William Thomas took a part-time job as medical director of a nursing home in upstate New York, he found that a strictly medical approach with residents didn't improve their health outcomes or quality of life. So he began to change his approach.

Recall management poor at hospitals

By Jaimy Lee  |  November 22, 2014

As the number of medical-device recalls has rapidly increased, so has the complexity of the recalls. That is raising questions about safety and risks for hospitals that mostly still track and locate faulty products manually.

Ryan, Price elected to lead key House finance committees

By Paul Demko  |  November 22, 2014

Two Republican legislators who have pushed for major changes to Medicare and Medicaid and want to scrap Obamacare will lead the top two House finance committees in the next session of Congress.

Growing community-based doctors

Growing community-based doctors

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 22, 2014

Around the country, a number of graduate medical education programs are training young doctors in community-based medicine, in the hope that they'll either stay where they are trained or relocate to other underserved communities.

CHE Trinity Health becomes Trinity Health

By Melanie Evans  |  November 22, 2014

The health system created through the 2013 merger of Catholic Health East and Trinity Health announced it will name itself Trinity Health.

Kaiser to staff clinics in California Target stores

Kaiser to staff clinics in California Target stores

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 22, 2014

Kaiser Permanente is moving into the retail clinic business, teaming up with big-box retailer Target Corp. to open four store-based locations in California that will use telemedicine to go beyond traditional in-store clinic services.

Banner, University of Arizona deal to close in January

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 22, 2014

Phoenix-based Banner Health's $1 billion acquisition of the University of Arizona Health Network, Tucson, is expected to close on Jan. 31, Banner's CEO said in a memo to employees last week.

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