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The rise of the specialty emergency department

The rise of the specialty emergency department

By Beth Kutscher  |  February 21, 2015

Hospitals across the country are investing in specialty emergency departments as ED visits, the starting point for about half of all hospital admissions, continue to grow despite the dramatic decline in the uninsured rate.

Lofton, Umbdenstock, Garner win ACHE Awards

Lofton, Umbdenstock, Garner win ACHE Awards

By David May  |  February 07, 2015

The American College of Healthcare Executives gave its highest awards this year to Kevin Lofton, CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives, based in Englewood, Colo., and Richard Umbdenstock, CEO of the American Hospital Association.

ACHE gives Mario Garner Young Healthcare Executive Award

ACHE gives Mario Garner Young Healthcare Executive Award

By Mike Mitka  |  February 07, 2015

For nine years, following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, eastern New Orleans was without a hospital. In July 2014, New Orleans East Hospital, an 80-bed public facility, opened its doors, returning medical care and jobs to a community in need of both.

AHA's Richard Umbdenstock wins ACHE Gold Medal award

AHA's Richard Umbdenstock wins ACHE Gold Medal award

By Andis Robeznieks  |  February 07, 2015

Sister Carol Keehan, CEO of the Catholic Health Association, recalls how hard American Hospital Association CEO Richard Umbdenstock worked behind the scenes to develop a unified hospital industry response in support of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform effort.

Making healthcare environments safer for seniors

Making healthcare environments safer for seniors

By Howard Wolinsky  |  January 31, 2015

These days, older patients may find they are navigating a minefield in hospitals and other medical facilities that have been designed to be friendly to healthcare workers but not seniors.

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