Tag Archives: Hospital

Move From Fee-For-Service Medicine Hits Hospital Profits Again

Credit: Getty Royalty FreeGetty The shift away from fee-for-service medicine continues to dog U.S. nonprofit hospitals and health systems headed for another year of cost-cutting and consolidation, a new report indicates. Fitch Ratings says “acute care operating profitability” is set to deteriorate for a third consecutive year as more Americans enroll in Medicare and Medicaid… Read More »

More needs to be done to improve hospital work environments, study finds

Dive Brief: Failure to improve hospital work environments continues to put patients at risk, a new Health Affairs study finds. The researchers analyzed nurse and patient appraisals at 535 hospitals in four states between 2005 and 2016 to see whether their work environment had improved and the extent to which those changes affected patient safety. Just… Read More »

Carol Wolfenbarger: Mission Hospital McDowell Helps Community Tackle Diabetes on Several Fronts

By Carol WolfenbargerPresident/CNO, Mission Hospital McDowell As we enter the holiday season, we’re sure to be faced with tempting, yummy treats. For those who have diabetes or are watching their weight, this can be an especially challenging time of year. November is American Diabetes Month, and unfortunately, the number of persons in our community with… Read More »