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Medication Mistakes Occur Frequently In Younger Children

Medication Mistakes Occur Frequently In Younger Children

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An alarming new study in the journal Pediatrics has found that between 2002 and 2012 an incident involving children taking medicine they weren’t supposed to occurred about every eight...

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2014-10-29 16:30:17

JERSEY CITY, N.J. and HOBOKEN, N.J. and BAYONNE, N.J., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CarePoint Health - Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital and Hoboken University Medical Center were each honored with an "A" grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation's leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The...

2014-10-29 16:28:31

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) ranks among the nation's top academic medical centers, having won the University HealthSystem Consortium's (UHC) Quality Leadership Award now five years running -- a winning streak matched by only one other health system in the U.S. The award signifies a top-10 finish in UHC's prestigious quality and safety rankings, a comparison of teaching hospitals based on quality measures, patient safety and...

2014-10-29 12:29:16

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourteen Sutter Health hospital campuses earned A grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group® in its Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score(SM). "From our work to more proactively identify, treat and prevent sepsis and other healthcare associated infections, to reducing early elective delivery of infants no sooner than 39 weeks of pregnancy, we're building and fortifying a culture centered on the quality and safety of care for our patients....

2014-10-29 08:34:59

DNV GL addresses urgent hospital infection concerns with new Managing Infection Risk Certification program HOUSTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today DNV GL announced a new certification program aimed at transforming hospitals' approach to managing infection risk. DNV GL certified Sentara Leigh and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospitals in Virginia as the first two Centers of Excellence for its Managing Infection Risk (MIR) Certification, recognizing exceptional processes and an...

2014-10-29 08:34:55

MIEC and HealthLoop have partnered in a groundbreaking study that aims to reduce the frequency of malpractice incidents by enhancing communication and continuity between surgeons and their patients. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Subject to increasing time pressures and administrative burdens, doctors express widespread concern about the dwindling amount of time they have to communicate with their patients. Similarly, patients describe waiting on hold and...

2014-10-29 08:33:34

Cardinal Health Foundation Calls for Applicants to E3 Grant Program DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cardinal Health Foundation is currently accepting applications for grant funding from U.S., Canadian and Puerto Rican hospitals, health systems, community health clinics and other non-profit health care institutions to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and excellence of patient care. Cardinal Health Foundation E3 Grant Program applicants are encouraged to submit...

2014-10-29 08:32:43

Hospital-Acquired Infections, Accidents and Injuries Remain a Persistent Problem, Despite Signs of Hospital Efforts WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time of unprecedented attention on U.S. hospitals, statistics suggest that more than 1,000 people die each day in the U.S. because of preventable hospital errors. That doesn't include the many others who survive accidents and injuries that take place in a hospital setting, reinforcing the need for hospital vigilance and patient...

2014-10-28 23:11:01

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., has hired Nancy Page, MS, RN, as chief nursing officer. An experienced healthcare executive with more than 28 years of progressive leadership experience in an academic medical center setting, Page will assume her new duties immediately. Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare...

2014-10-28 23:10:08

Patricia Malick and Adrian Hagerty to speak November 16th on the "Top Ten Considerations When Renovating Your Patient Tower" at HealthcareDesign Conference in San Diego, CA. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Array Architects is proud of a 30-year history providing healthcare planning and design expertise to the nation's hospitals and health systems. It is a niche market that is best served by those dedicating their careers to the advancement of both the healthcare...

2014-10-28 08:36:13

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In May of 2013, Stockell Healthcare Systems reached an agreement with Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) of Tuba City, Arizona to provide the organization with a full suite of business office services including Billing and Collections, Revenue Recognition, Coding, Electronic Forms Capture, Reports, and Decision Support. Already a long-time user of company's InsightCS® Patient Accounting and Billing solution, TCRHCC's plan was to work...


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