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...

Lawmakers must provide sustained funding to fight Ebola, AAMC contends

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 10, 2014

Lawmakers need to provide sustained resources that would allow academic health centers to effectively respond to Ebola, said leaders from the academic medical community Monday. They also advocated preparedness for future infectious-disease threats.

More doc-office visits, better collections help Indiana University Health's results

By Rachel Landen  |  November 07, 2014

Indiana University Health reported another quarter of strong financial results as patient revenue rose nearly 12%, despite declining admissions across the state's largest system. Net patient service revenue at the Indianapolis-based system climbed to $1.3 billion for the three-month period ended...

UW Health, SwedishAmerican ink cross-border agreement

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 06, 2014

University of Wisconsin Health has entered into an agreement to merge with Rockford, Ill.-based health system SwedishAmerican Health in a deal that is expected to be finalized by January, assuming approval by state and federal regulators.

Medical/engineering colleges are apparently a hot concept around the country

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 04, 2014

As two branches of the University of Illinois continued to wrangle Monday over which would get a new type of medical college, discussions revealed that Illinois may be in competition with universities from several other states racing to create the concept of a medical/engineering college hybrid.

LGBT health disparities on agenda at academic medicine meeting

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 31, 2014

The role of academic medicine in addressing health disparities affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations will be among the topics discussed when leaders from the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals convene in Chicago Nov. 7-11 for the Association of American Medical...

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