The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last month included the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia among an initial group of 35 designated hospitals across the country.
Bye, bye Baby New Year. The crowning of the year’s first baby is being kept secret in many communities as hospitals say safety concerns trump tradition.
The new study published in JAMA found that people who were already hospitalized were more likely to die from a heart attack than people who had a heart attack outside the hospital.
Having health insurance might not be enough to protect you from outrageous medical bills, even when you think you’ve made sure you’re “covered”. A growing number of people are getting surprise ER bills.
Keeping patients safe and protecting their health might seem like obvious requirements of any hospital, but facilities in some states are better than others.
Officials say that the two organizations have thoroughly studied a model over the last 30 days that would combine Jefferson and Abington Health.
The nurses union wants a single Ebola treatment center designated in the region and better training for medical personnel.
Public hospitals in New York City are concerned enough about Ebola that they’ve secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how well the triage staffs identify and isolate possible cases.
The company owns, leases or operates 206 hospitals in 29 states.
Regular exercise is the gift that keeps on giving. And now, medical journals are reporting that exercise could reduce the risk of hospitalizations, especially among seniors.
Many hospitals will need to turn to what is called cyberdefense in an effort to defend patient confidentiality.
3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has a firsthand look inside one local hospital’s emergency room.
A group of Philadelphia hospitals, that deliver babies, say they’ll no longer give free formula to mothers when they leave area hospitals. 3 On Your Side Stephanie Stahl has the details.
Patient conditions are defined by the American Hospital Association and, while hospitals don’t have to use these definitions, most do.
3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has the investigation.