By Dee Donatelli, RN, BSN, MBA, Sr. Vice President, Provider Services Chuck Lauer, former publisher of Modern Healthcare, asked tough questions about hospital care today at the panel discussion that he moderated with two chief medical officers (CMOs) and two chief nurse officers (CNOs) on Wednesday at the IDN Fall Summit. A CMO’s primary responsibility is patient safety and a CNO works to ensure that the…
Who should advocate for older patients in the hospital?
The time spent is a good investment that will undoubtedly contribute to the patient's wellbeing in the hospital and recovery at home. It might even save a life.
How Obamacare Repeal Would Impact Hospitals, Patients
Richard French speaks with Dr. Edward Halperin, the Chancellor and CEO of New York Medical College about the effects the Obamacare repeal will have on hospit...
An Amazing Horse Brings Joy to Hospital Patients
See this amazing horse, Peyo, a 14 year old stallion bring joy to some many people in the hospital. Remarkable video. Heart-warming.
Top 55 hospitals patients would definitely recommend
When patients fill out HCAHPS surveys about their experience receiving care in a hospital, one question might say more than any other about the overall feeling an organization left them with: Would they recommend that hospital to others?
AFB Receives Grant to Create Best Practices Guide for Hospitals Treating Patients Who Are Blind...
Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation embarks on partnership to research hospital quality for blind patients Huntington, WV (June 11, 2019)—The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), along with Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation, has received a $77,000 grant from the James H. and Alice Teubert Charitable Trust to conduct research on the access to quality care for hospital patients who are blind or visually impaired The Cabell Huntington…
Top 45 hospitals patients would definitely recommend
The following hospitals have the highest proportion of patients who reported yes, they would definitely recommend the hospital, according to their HCAHPS survey results.
How UC Can Transform Hospital Patient Care
Written by Lance Mehaffey, MHA, Healthcare Vertical Program Manager | October 02, 2015 Many healthcare providers have failed to keep up with modern technology when it comes to communications. Yet inefficient communications (such as the use of pagers) during critical clinical work can cost the average U.S. hospital $1.75 million per year, according to at least one estimate. That doesn’t even take into account possible medical…
Tips for Dementia Patients who Wander
Has Grandfather's dementia made wandering a problem? Taking preventive steps can help to keep track of those who wander.
Dr. Google: Tips for patients who diagnose online
For practicing physicians, there’s a tricky balance in believing that the Internet can help save lives.
UM Children’s Hospital Patient Gives Back in a Big Way
Life in a Medical Center Main menu Posted on Michelle Kaminaris, a kindergarten teacher at Hampstead Hill Academy in East Baltimore, has seen kids miss school for all kinds of reasons. Like most of us, she never expected her own child to miss school due to a serious illness. But when her daughter Eva (an eighth grader at Hampstead Hill Academy) started showing flu-like symptoms, a trip to the doctor confirmed that Eva would be missing school due to pneumonia From there, Eva…
Tips for Talking to Patients Who Don't Speak English
While most large hospitals employ interpreters, there are times when you'll work at a smaller facility that may not have an interpreter to help. If you frequently treat patients whose native language isn't English, the following tips can help.
Top 58 Hospitals Patients Rated 9 or 10 in HCAHPS
Here is a list of 58 non-specialty, acute-care hospitals with the highest percentage of patients who rated their hospitals a nine or 10 on a zero-to-10 scale in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey.
Top 44 hospitals patients would definitely recommend
As hospital leaders across the nation keep an eye on their HCAHPS scores, one of the most-watched metrics is if patients would definitely recommend a hospital.
What’s Keeping Hospital Patients up at Night? Everything.
Small modifications to practice can go a long way toward helping your patients get the rest and sleep they need and improving your facility’s scores.
Why Hands-Free Faucets May Be a Risk to Some Hospital Patients
This is the VOA Special English Health Report, from voaspecialenglish.com | facebook.com/voalearningenglish Automatic faucets use an electronic...
How to handle the patient who hates you
Let’s face it – most people do not look forward to a trip to the dentist. While shadowing as a predental, I specifically remember a patient greeting the doctor with, “No offense, but I hate you.” Understandably so. We invade our patients’ personal space, we put instruments in their facial orifices that resemble torture devices, and some of our patients honestly have no idea what we look like under our 20 layers of PPE. It is our responsibility to ensure anxious or fearful…
How to communicate with patients who have dementia
By using these strategies, you can help improve both the satisfaction and clinical experience of patients with dementia.
How to Deal With the Patient Who “Knows Their Own Body”
You’ve been there before. You walk into a patient’s room and they have come prepared to participate in their care, having researched their symptoms and assisted in their diagnosis. Although it’s important to remember your patient is an intelligent human being who is capable of understanding their health challenges, they may not have the full picture and they likely don’t have all the information Many patients…
Patients who refuse their physicians' advice
I’ve come to see that there are really two basic reasons patients refuse my advice, and that my response to them should be different.