September 26, 2011 Most big children's hospitals are nonprofits, but you wouldn't know that looking at the bottom lines of many of them. They're pouring billions of dollars into new buildings, adding beds and equipment and staff at the same time Washington, the states and employers grapple with health care spending.
August 23, 2011 In just five years hospitals and doctors across the country have made remarkable progress in speeding up treatment. The median time for patients to get a potentially life-saving treatment dropped to 64 minutes in 2010 from 96 minutes in 2005.
August 12, 2011 The Captain Morgan technique was used by doctors fix hip dislocation in 12 patients, according to a study. The captain's pose turns out to be a good way for doctors to apply force to the hip without having to crawl up on the patient's gurney.
August 11, 2011 Making CT scans safer should start with simple step of figuring out how much radiation you actually need to get the job done, researchers say.
July 26, 2011 HCA Holdings, the biggest for-profit hospital chain in the U.S., reported lower earnings than expected in the latest quarter due mainly to a decline in surgical cases.
July 12, 2011 Last year was the worst ever for drug shortages at the nation's hospitals, according to a nationwide survey. Shortages have led to delays in patient care and made pharmacists scramble to find alternatives.
June 15, 2011 High rates of malpractice in hospital settings have been well-known for more than a decade. But a new study says that malpractice claims from outpatient care accounted for more than half of all malpractice payouts in 2009, the last year studied.
June 10, 2011 St. John's Regional Medical Center was badly damaged by the powerful twister that ripped through Joplin, Mo., last month. But its patient records weren't. The hospital completed converting to digital records just three weeks before the storm.
June 1, 2011 KHNA report from the Institute of Medicine says Medicare needs to make a "significant change" to the ways it evaluates salaries of health care workers and real estate costs. Major changes to these calculations would affect the bottom lines of thousands of practitioners and institutions.
May 23, 2011 St. John's Regional Medical Center evacuated its 183 patients Sunday night and triaged them at an undamaged hospital across the street. Hospital officials say they are still trying to track down patients who had been in the facility.