Baylor Scott & White joining Cleveland Clinic's cardiovascular network

By Beth Kutscher  |  December 16, 2014

Baylor Scott & White Health is joining the Cleveland Clinic's cardiovascular network in another example of major academic medical centers coming together to expand their reach. The two systems will host a news conference Thursday with their respective cardiovascular physician leaders.

Tufts, Boston Medical Center talking about a linkup in a tough market

By Melanie Evans  |  December 11, 2014

Tufts Medical Center and neighboring academic medical center Boston Medical Center have announced talks to “explore a partnership.” A deal would bring together two small rivals in Boston's crowded and fiercely competitive hospital market.

The trail of shorter workweeks traces back to Dr. Jeff Levy in 1987

By Andis Robeznieks  |  December 11, 2014

The legacy of Dr. Jeff Levy and novelist Sidney Zion is evident in two studies on resident work hours in the Dec. 10 issue of JAMA. The studies compare 30-day mortality and readmission rates before and after new restrictions on resident work hours were imposed by the Accreditation Council for...

OSU puts researchers face-to-face with cancer patients

OSU puts researchers face-to-face with cancer patients

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 21, 2014

Would watching researchers hard at work to find individualized treatments give cancer patients hope to keep fighting their disease? Would seeing cancer patients bravely coping inspire researchers to strive more vigorously to find effective cancer treatments? The Ohio State University Wexner Medical...

 New Dallas hospital set to open on Dec. 6

New Dallas hospital set to open on Dec. 6

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 18, 2014

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's $800 million William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital is set to open Dec. 6, sporting a flexible approach to design that provides space for research, education and, of course, patient care while incorporating new technology as well.

Vanderbilt medical center to separate from university

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 17, 2014

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is taking steps to operate as a separate, financially independent entity from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Jeff Balser, dean of the medical school, will lead the new entity.

University of Michigan, nurses sign Ebola working conditions pact

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 11, 2014

In what may be the first such agreement in the U.S., the University of Michigan Health System has signed a memorandum of understanding with the state's nurses union that sets guidelines for staffing, benefits, training and working conditions in the event that the system's Ann Arbor hospital...

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