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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...

How health systems can tackle health disparities

How health systems can tackle health disparities

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 27, 2016

After more than a decade of asking why factors such as race, ethnicity, income, gender and sexual orientation often correlate with worse health and healthcare quality for so many Americans, perhaps the biggest question is what can healthcare providers do about it.

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