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US fertility rates are falling. These 3 charts show how.

October 18, 2018

U.S. fertility rates are falling, and new research suggests hospitals are responding by cutting obstetrician units, particularly those in rural areas.

How Johns Hopkins transformed its 'culture of fear' into a 'culture of safety'

October 18, 2018

To encourage frontline staff to report compliance violations, Johns Hopkins University and Health System teamed up with the University of Cambridge to transform a "culture of fear" into a "culture of safety," according to Modern Healthcare.

Leapfrog expands quality ratings to outpatient settings

October 17, 2018

The Leapfrog Group says in 2019 it will begin rating ambulatory surgery centers and hospital outpatient departments on patient safety and treatment outcomes.

What's this hospital system's secret to better patient care? A Michelin-star chef.

October 15, 2018

Hospital food often can be bland and unappetizing, but research has shown delicious and nutritious food is beneficial to health, and at Northwell Health, a Michelin-star chef is leading a culinary revolution.

The 15 wealthiest health care executives in the US, according to Forbes

October 12, 2018

Forbes' 37th annual list of the 400 wealthiest people in the United States includes 15 people who work in the health care industry.

Why is the US maternal mortality rate so high? Lawmakers just launched an investigation to find out.

October 12, 2018

The House Ways and Means Committee this week launched an investigation into U.S. maternal mortality rates, asking operators of hundreds of U.S. maternity hospitals what they are doing to identify women with high-risk pregnancies.

After Hurricane Michael, hospitals face shattered facilities, short supplies, and triage challenges

October 12, 2018

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, hospitals across the Florida Panhandle are reporting significant structural and water damage from the storm, prompting a new wave of patient evacuations and leaving one state psychiatric hospital "entirely cut off" from ground transport.

House Dems seek to block proposal to tighten immigration rules for potential Medicaid beneficiaries

October 12, 2018

A coalition of 50 House Democrats have introduced a bill that would prevent federal funding from being used to implement a proposed rule that would make it more difficult for non-citizens who are receiving or are likely to receive Medicaid or other public benefits to legally enter the United States or become permanent U.S. residents.

How this hospital is changing the way EDs treat substance use disorders

October 11, 2018

Highland Hospital in Northern California provides opioid withdrawal treatment on the spot to patients in its emergency department.

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