Healthcare News & Insights

Parents Magazine names best children’s hospitals

While hospitals may not look at Parents Magazine as the authority on children’s hospitals, many parents look to the publication for advice, including what hospitals will give their children the best treatment. That’s why it’s important for hospital executives to familiarize themselves with which hospitals were named in Parents’ Ten Best Children’s Hospitals and why. 

Doctors’ attempt to silence patient reviews backfires

Some health care providers are attempting to squelch patients’ complaints. And the tactic could be bad news for everyone.

Update: No jail for parents of child who died after ‘prayer cure’

A couple who chose a prayer cure for their toddler son who eventually died from bacterial pneumonia received 10 years of probation. The couple had been previously found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child.

Clinic of horror ignored: Doc charged in 8 murders

A doctor in Philadelphia stands accused of performing illegal procedures in unsanitary conditions. And a city asks: How did this go on for so long?

Parents face prison after prayer-cure ends in toddler’s death

Two parents were just convicted of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment in the death of their two-year-old son.

The next epidemic: Texter’s thumb?

Too much texting may seem like it wouldn’t be that hard on the body. Tell that to the woman who just had to have two tendons removed due to over-use.

Yet another huge patient data breach…

When will workers learn: Unencrypted patient data on a laptop is a disaster waiting to happen. 

Hospital uses spies to catch non-handwashing employees

It’s not as if employees don’t know to wash their hands. But time-crunched staffers can easily forget to hit the sanitizer on the way out of a patient’s room. One hospital found a new approach to improve compliance. 

Nursing union set to strike over gag rule

A so-called gag rule that would bar nurses from making critical statements about their employer is at the heart of a dispute at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Hospital vows to retrain staff, revise policies after patient dies in waiting room

Emergency department staff who didn’t know — or didn’t follow — standard procedure were found responsible for the loss of a patient.