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Chicago psychiatric hospital fails to protect suicidal patients

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 18, 2018

The CMS warned that Aurora Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, one of the city's largest psychiatric hospitals, is not adequately protecting suicidal patients from harming themselves and could lose its Medicare billing privileges.

AHA launches 340B hospital transparency effort

AHA launches 340B hospital transparency effort

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 18, 2018

The American Hospital Association's new initiative is meant to better inform both policymakers and the public about the 340B program and how hospitals use the savings they generate from it.

Summa Health begins bridging its financial gap

Summa Health begins bridging its financial gap

By Lydia Coutré  |  September 17, 2018

Following a multimillion-dollar operating loss in 2017, Summa Health in the first half of this year managed to achieve a $43 million turnaround of its finances and is back in the black.

CMS plans to stop hospitals from rejecting ASC patient transfers

CMS plans to stop hospitals from rejecting ASC patient transfers

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 17, 2018

The CMS wants to buck a trend of hospitals denying patient transfers from ambulatory surgery centers. The proposal is part of a broader effort to reduce providers' administrative burdens and improve access to care.

Hospitals face Hurricane Florence head on

Hospitals face Hurricane Florence head on

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 14, 2018

North Carolina hospitals hunkered down and waited for emergency patients to arrive after Hurricane Florence pummeled the coast near Wrightsville Beach on Friday morning.

Hospitals in the Carolinas prep for Hurricane Florence

Hospitals in the Carolinas prep for Hurricane Florence

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 11, 2018

Coastal hospitals that have long endured threats from hurricanes have launched into time-tested emergency preparations this week, while inland hospitals are gearing up to take in acute patients to be transferred from the coast.

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