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Joint Commission: New maternal infectious disease requirements coming for hospitals

Hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission will soon have new requirements for infectious diseases transmittable by birth. Any organization with a labor and delivery unit will need to implement three new elements of performance (EPs) by July 1, 2018, to better identify mothers at risk of passing on infectious diseases to their babies. 

Hospital closes NICU nurses’ impromptu nail salon

L.A. may be a looks-obsessed town, but one hospital took things a bit too far.