A New Jersey rehabilitation center has 18 cases of adenovirus, which have led to six deaths. The facility has been told it can't admit any new patients until the outbreak ends.
A new study suggests hospital bed linens could be a source of infection even after being washed.
Detroit Medical Center faces a surprise quality inspection that could happen any time from state and federal regulators, according to officials from the Chicago office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulation.
The stigma associated with mental health issues and substance abuse continues to plague the delivery system. For Dr. Stephen Odom, addressing the underlying causes of abuse and mental health is at the core of the mission at New Vista Behavioral Health.
The inspection by CMS follows a Monday Crain's article raising infection control and instrument cleaning issues at the DMC.
Hospitals might want to re-examine their policies around therapy dogs in order to ensure patient safety.
Both Pew and the Joint Commission released reports on patient matching and patient identification. The problem persists. If it's solved, it could help boost interoperability.
Physician suicide isn't a new issue in healthcare, but over the past few years the industry has taken more aggressive actions to prevent it.
Health officials on Thursday urged healthcare providers to lead by example with flu vaccinations to avoid a repeat of last season when the flu killed more than 80,000.
One hundred years ago this month, the “mother of all pandemics was sweeping the world. The flu pandemic, caused by an airborne H1N1 virus, killed an estimated 1% to 2% of the world's population, primarily young and often healthy adults in 1918 and 1919.
A decade ago, California stopped licensing surgery centers and then gave approval power to private accreditors that are commonly paid by the centers they inspect. That system of oversight has created a troubling legacy of laxity, an invesigation finds.
HHS will create a patient safety database to track quality of care at ambulatory surgery centers, as they become more prevalent across the country.