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8 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions
Becker's Hospital Review
The following hospitals announced or completed plans in the last week to expand, upgrade or renovate their facilities. 1. Novant Health seeks approval to build its 16th hospital. Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health filed a certificate of need with ...

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WABC-TV

A Wave of Child Sexual Abuse Accusations Against a Doctor, and Hospital Says It Knew
New York Times
For almost 30 years, parents sought out Dr. Reginald Archibald when their children would not grow. They came to his clinic at The Rockefeller University Hospital, a prominent New York research institution, where he treated and studied children who were ...
New York City hospital admits doctor abused young patients for decadesWABC-TV

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BBC News

Wakefield's Pinderfields Hospital smokers shamed via loudspeaker
BBC News
People who ignore 'no smoking' signs by the doors of a Wakefield hospital are being shamed through a loudspeaker. Staff, visitors and patients can activate the pre-recorded messages, which are then played through a speaker outside Pinderfields Hospital.
Wakefield's Pinderfields Hospital smokers shamed via loudspeaker ...BBC News

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Tribune-Review

Roof fire quickly doused at Greensburg hospital
Tribune-Review
Some patients on the sixth floor of Excela Westmoreland Hospital's West Wing were relocated Thursday afternoon as emergency responders contained a fire on the roof above the recovery room. A repair crew was cutting a section of old roofing away when ...



DC mayor gets power to stop Providence Hospital closure
Becker's Hospital Review
D.C. Council members unanimously approved an emergency bill that may keep the 283-bed Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., open, according to The Washington Post. St. Louis-based Ascension, the owner of Providence Hospital, announced last ...



Wall Street Journal

Study Challenges Hospitals' Use of Accrediting Watchdogs
Wall Street Journal
U.S. hospitals that pay to get accredited by federally approved organizations such as the Joint Commission don't have lower mortality rates than those inspected by state agencies, according to a Harvard University study that raises questions about the ...

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ModernHealthcare.com

Hospitals have an unrealized $25.4 billion supply chain opportunity
ModernHealthcare.com
Hospitals can save $25.4 billion if they improve their supply chain operations and harness data, according to a new report. That amounts to a 17.7% average supply chain expense reduction, or up to $11 million a year per hospital, according to a ...

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta VA temporarily moves key staff after hospital's downgrade
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The changes, which are mostly temporary, took place as internal watchdogs with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs look into why the hospital's quality rating dropped to one star out of a possible five. This decline placed the Atlanta VA among the ...

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Hospitals that use accrediting organizations don't have lower death rates, study finds
Becker's Hospital Review
A study published in The BMJ found no association between U.S. hospitals that get accredited by independent organizations such as the Joint Commission and lower death rates. The study — led by Harvard University researchers — also found only a slight ...

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Healthcare Finance News

Hospital merger and acquisition activity slows down in the third quarter but large-scale transactions continue
Healthcare Finance News
The substantial uptick in hospital and health system merger and acquisition activity is showing signs of a modest slowdown in the third quarter of 2018, following 2017's record-breaking level of transactions, according to the latest analysis by Kaufman ...


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