New York-Presbyterian starts offering virtual ER visits

By Erica Teichert  |  July 27, 2016

New York-Presbyterian has created a platform to provide a variety of telehealth services, including urgent care to patients across its network and across the country. Patients will also be able to pay an $800 one-time fee to receive a second opinion from a New York-Presbyterian physician.

How hospitals see the so-called 'July effect'

How hospitals see the so-called 'July effect'

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  July 25, 2016

Doctors and hospital leaders are skeptical of the "July effect," the term describing the mass arrival of new medical graduates that allegedly leads to more medical errors, lower quality of care and even higher mortality rates. They're also working to make sure it isn't real.

Suburban expansion fuels Northwestern Memorial's finances

By Bob Herman  |  July 18, 2016

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare boosted its operating margin in its fiscal third quarter, as the Chicago-based academic system continues to grow its footprint into the area's affluent suburbs. Northwestern also disclosed an HHS probe and a $50 million settlement.

State investigates KentuckyOne hospital over staff layoffs

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 27, 2016

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has begun an investigation of the hospital after several of its physicians claimed that layoffs among nurses and other staff have caused major patient-safety concerns.

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