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Commentary: Urban hospitals still fill a unique role in their communities

Commentary: Urban hospitals still fill a unique role in their communities

By Barry R. Freedman  |  October 29, 2016

The ability to keep moving has enabled Einstein Healthcare Network to survive 150 years and grow from a 22-bed hospital in an old farmhouse to a comprehensive healthcare provider and education leader with hospitals and outpatient-care centers across the Philadelphia region.

Not-for-profit systems still working on community outreach

Not-for-profit systems still working on community outreach

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 24, 2016

Expectations that the ACA-driven reduction in charitable care would force the nation's largest not-for-profit healthcare systems to step up their investment in community-based prevention programs have yet to be fulfilled.

Nominations sought for Excellence in Nursing Awards

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 24, 2016

Roughly 3 million nurses work throughout the healthcare industry, including at community hospitals, doctors’ offices, retail clinics, schools at all grade levels—and especially in a growing number of C-suite positions at health systems across the country. These awards are designed to...

Nominations sought for Excellence in Nursing Awards

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 17, 2016

Roughly 3 million nurses work throughout the healthcare industry, including at community hospitals, doctors’ offices, retail clinics, schools at all grade levels—and especially in a growing number of C-suite positions at health systems across the country. These awards are designed to...

CDC is out of money to battle Zika

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 10, 2016

Friday's warning from CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden came as lawmakers start to sort out a stopgap government funding bill that is being targeted to also carry long-delayed money to battle Zika, which is spreading more widely in the U.S. It can not only cause microcephaly—in which babies are...

Winning designs reflect two industry trends

Winning designs reflect two industry trends

By Joseph Conn  |  September 02, 2016

The 31st annual Modern Healthcare Design Awards winners this year reflected a pair of trends in U.S. healthcare: its growing international focus and the shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement embodied in the push toward ambulatory care.

NIH launches program to study social health disparities

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  August 24, 2016

Two new centers will study the impact of a person's surrounding environment—the family, local community, the healthcare system—on health, rather than homing in on individual factors.

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