Industry 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.



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