LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-
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Brian A. Nester, DO, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Penn., first considered a value-based healthcare system in…

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HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation and Progress
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In 1979, Richard Merkin, MD, founded the organization that would eventually become Heritage Provider Network.

In its earliest days, HPN lacked the financial and human capital to provide traditional solutions to…

HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation…
MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh Start
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In 2007, the historic King Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif., closed, after years of persistent and unresolvable quality and patient safety problems.

King Drew had originally been founded by…

MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh …
Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing Marketplace
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Hospitals and physicians aren’t the only ones that have spent the past few years adjusting to the Affordable Care Act. Payers have also had to change up their systems and…

Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing …
Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LIJ to Improve Care Continuum for Patients
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Dr. Jonathan Mawere has been with Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility (QBECF) in Woodside, N.Y., in various capacities since 1999.

Founded in 1995, QBECF is a 280-bed, state-of-the-art nursing facility that…

Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LI…
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Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million

The bleak milestone, recorded by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of Jerusalem or Austin, Texas. It is 2 1/2 times the sea of humanity that was at Woodstock in 1969. It is more than four times the number killed in the 2004 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean. The bleak milestone, […]

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Pandemic revives debate over nurse staffing ratios

Hospitals say flexible staffing without mandated nurse-to-patient ratios was key to handling the Covid-19 surge. Nurses in New York say the flexibility put them and their patients at risk. Hospitals say flexible staffing without mandated nurse-to-patient ratios was key to handling the Covid-19 surge. Nurses in New York say the flexibility put them and their […]

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Racial disparity of COVID-19 reduced ‘dramatically' in Michigan, data shows

“The work of the Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities, spearheaded by Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, has helped us dramatically reduce the number of Blacks who have been impacted by COVID-19,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a Monday news release. “The work of the Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities, spearheaded by Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist, has […]

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Feds to ship millions of tests in bid to reopen K-12 schools

Officials said the administration is emphasizing testing in schools because it’s important to the physical, social and emotional development of students to be back in classrooms to the degree that’s possible. Officials said the administration is emphasizing testing in schools because it’s important to the physical, social and emotional development of students to be back […]

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CDC: COVID-19 more common in adolescents than younger children

CDC: COVID-19 more common in adolescents than younger children tjordan_drupal Sep 28, 2020 States and COVID-19 testing laboratories have reported more than 277,000 COVID-19 cases in school-aged children since March, with about twice as many cases in children aged 12-17 than younger children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today. “Although mortality and […]

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CMS releases CLIA certification guide for labs

CMS releases CLIA certification guide for labs tjordan_drupal Sep 28, 2020 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Friday released a guide to help laboratories apply for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments certification, which includes information on the expedited review process implemented for the COVID-19 public health emergency. The agency also announced an online option for […]

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Study: Americans with COVID-19 antibodies below 10%

Study: Americans with COVID-19 antibodies below 10% tjordan_drupal Sep 28, 2020 A Lancet study published Sept. 25 indicates that few in the U.S. adult population formed antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, at least during the virus’ first wave in this country. Researchers found that, as of July, the national average of Americans with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies was 9.3%. […]

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NIST updates guide to information system security and privacy controls

NIST updates guide to information system security and privacy controls tjordan_drupal Sep 28, 2020 The National Institute of Standards and Technology has updated its Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations, a catalog of tools to help organizations manage and respond to security and privacy risks. “The fifth revision of this widely used […]

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AHA releases resource on creating value with team-based care

AHA releases resource on creating value with team-based care tjordan_drupal Sep 28, 2020 AHA’s The Value Initiative is providing new resources to support hospitals’ and health systems’ efforts to adopt team-based care for patients with an acute or chronic illness. The Team-based Care Creates Value issue brief examines how team-based care, which employs interdisciplinary teams, […]

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AHE names 2020 Environmental Services Departments of the Year

AHE names 2020 Environmental Services Departments of the Year tjordan_drupal Sep 28, 2020 The AHA’s Association for the Health Care Environment recently presented its Environmental Services Department of the Year Award to Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y., and University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. The award recognizes a department’s significant contributions […]

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