What particularly struck Design Awards judge Rulon Stacey about the new Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in West Harrison, N.Y., was the prominent staircase in the middle of the lobby.
Prebys Cardiovascular Institute represents the first of a three-phase renovation on the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus in San Diego. Designers with the Culver City, Calif., office of HOK architects were given the difficult mandate of integrating the project into the existing campus while...
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center's Center for Advanced Care in Chicago has an open and easy-to-navigate design that's welcoming for senior patients who might otherwise be uncomfortable in a large urban facility. That earned it Modern Healthcare's first Senior-Friendly Design Award.
The radiation oncology unit at the 260-bed St. Charles Bend (Ore.) medical center used to be located a mile away from the hospital's medical oncology unit. “A lot of patients needed to go to both,” said architect Karl Sonnenberg, a principal at the Portland, Ore.-based architecture firm...
Help wanted in hiring RNs: Hospitals outsource recruitment of permanent nurses with hard-to-find skills
Some health systems now use recruitment process outsourcing firms, or RPOs, rather than their own HR departments. RPOs generally are contracted to handle the full range of hiring duties for non-executive positions, including initial outreach, interviewing, reference checks and orientation.
Experts say it's important for healthcare providers to become more knowledgeable, sensitive and welcoming to LGBT patients because that population suffers from a disproportionate burden of chronic illness.
Deaths, whether inevitable or caused by preventable medical errors, happen daily at most hospitals. But few have adopted best practices for handling complaints or even questions from family members and caregivers, whose first and understandable reaction often starts with the word “why.”
There's general agreement that a CMS rule barring nursing facilities from requiring arbitration agreements is long overdue. But while industry representatives generally support the proposed rule, parts of it have left some trial lawyers and patient advocates fuming.
Cook County (Ill.) Jail is trying to shed its reputation as the “nation's largest mental health institution,” and it is leading a nationwide movement with jailhouse and community treatment strategies to keep inmates with mental illness from returning.
At the center of the huge U.S. drug research enterprise sit some of its lowest-paid workers, who do the data-entry scut work that holds most research projects together. Unfortunately, they often must juggle their tasks between separate data systems.
Thousands of women have experienced problems with the Essure birth control device. They claim these side effects were not disclosed to them by the manufacturer or their doctors, and that their complaints have been dismissed for years by the device manufacturer, physicians and the federal government.
Lured by the potential for big paydays, nearly 30 states have passed or expanded their own false claims laws to pursue questionable Medicaid billings by drugmakers, healthcare providers and suppliers.