Trending News - July 2013

NY Health Department aims to close hospital damaged by Superstorm Sandy

Officials at Long Beach Medical Center are engaged in an ongoing public feud with the state Health Department which wants to shut the hospital down permanently.


Medicare's proposed star-rating for hospitals is met with resistance

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is considering using a star-rating system for hospitals on its Hospital Compare website to make it easier for patients to compare the quality of care at various facilities.


Georgia hospitals form alliance to improve healthcare delivery in region

Twenty-three hospitals in central and southern Georgia have formed a strategic alliance to share resources and information to provide coordinated healthcare in the region.


American Hospital Association, McKesson honor four hospitals for quality, safety

Four U.S. hospitals are being recognized for their leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety through the annual American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize.


White House names 11 'Champions' in Public Health, Climate Change

These 11 individuals are being recognized for their contributions and leadership in promoting healthcare environmental sustainability, raising awareness about the potential health consequences of climate change, and helping their communities prepare for climate related health impacts.


OGA broke ground on seven medical facilities in five states in June

OGA, a national full-service real estate services and development company located in Nashville, has broken ground on seven new outpatient clinics in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan and South Carolina.


Construction begins on Grossmont Hospital Heart and Vascular Center

McCarthy Building Companies Inc. has begun construction of the new 74,000-square-foot Heart and Vascular Center at Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, Calif.


Chicago hospital designs urban campus to meet varied community needs

St. Anthony Hospital on the southwest side of Chicago is designing a new campus that may serve as a model for poor urban areas in other cities.


Walgreens, Johns Hopkins Medicine collaborate to bring clinic to campus

A new Walgreens store is being developed adjacent to the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore medical campus to offer health and wellness programs and services for students, staff and residents of the surrounding community.



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