Ambulances line up outside New York University Langone Medical Center to evacuate patients after backup generators failed when Sandy knocked out power in Lower Manhattan Monday. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

toggle caption John Minchillo/AP

Denver Health has a network of clinics to keep track of patients discharged from its hospital. Denver Health hide caption

toggle caption Denver Health

Medicare Dings Hospitals For Too Many Repeat Customers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/162168140/162169209" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ashley Beecher, 29, and her daughters Annie (on lap) and Charlie. After feeding Annie, Beecher donates her extra supply to the human milk bank at Texas Children's Hospital. KUHF hide caption

toggle caption KUHF

C.S. Mott Women and Children's Hospital is part of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor Health System, one of the organizations Medicare is penalizing for its high readmission rate. Lon Horwedel/AP hide caption

toggle caption Lon Horwedel/AP

The Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games included a paean to the National Health Service, the U.K.'s socialized healthcare system. Gallo/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Gallo/Getty Images

Nursing Schools Brace For Faculty Shortage

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/156213925/157958488" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has higher rates of readmissions for Medicare patients for some conditions. But its mortality rates for the same conditions is lower than at many hospitals. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center hide caption

toggle caption Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Child life specialist Kelly Schraf helps to put at ease Yoselyn Gaitan, 8, who had surgery on her cleft palate, at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Jenny Gold for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Jenny Gold for NPR

Hospital Specialists Help Remind The Sickest Kids They're Still Kids

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157042285/157217071" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Shannon Orley, left, meets with her health coach, Kelly Heithold, right, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. Annie Feidt for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Annie Feidt for NPR

An Alaska Company Losing The Obesity Game Calls In Health Coaches

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157097760/157217073" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Deb Waldin testifies about her experience with a debt collector at a Minnesota hospital during a hearing led by Sen. Al Franken in St. Paul, Minn., in late May. Minnesota Public Radio/Jeffrey Thompson hide caption

toggle caption Minnesota Public Radio/Jeffrey Thompson

Shanda Johnson, right, a nurse practitioner, interviews patient Bill Gilligan at a MinuteClinic at the CVS drug store in North Brunswick, N.J. Mike Derer/AP hide caption

toggle caption Mike Derer/AP