Prescription Choices in EHRs Impact Care Costs

Researchers have found that programming electronic health records to make generic drugs a default choice when writing prescriptions may help to curb health care costs.

Moffit Cancer Center Awarded for Pest Control Measures

Orkin, the IPM Institute and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) has honored Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa with the 2014 IPM Partner Award in the health care category.

Natural Birthing Center Opens at Beaumont Hospital

The Karmanos Center for Natural Birth opened on Nov. 3 at Beaumont Hospital.

Longer Patient Stays Can Reduce Costs, Study Finds

New evidence shows that keeping patients in the hospital one day longer can significantly cut readmissions, save patient lives and reduce costs.

Health Care Employee Confidence Declines

Health care worker confidence decreased to the lowest level in more than a year, according to an online study of more than 160 employees.

New Data Sheds Light on Hospital Safety

New research shows that despite improvements in many aspects of patient safety, hospitals have not been able to improve things such as surgical site infections.

Hospitals Wasting Millions in Unused Surgical Supplies

Major hospitals across the U.S. are collectively throwing away at least $15 million a year in unused operating room surgical supplies, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore.

HealthSouth Wins Approval for New Hospital

HealthSouth, based in Birmingham, has won approval from the Tennessee officials to build a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Franklin, Tenn.

Northwestern Medicine Opens Outpatient Pavilion

Northwestern Medicine’s presence in Chicago has gotten a lot larger with a 1 million-square-foot outpatient pavilion that offers retail and dining options in addition to health services.

Robins & Morton Achieves Multiple LEED-HC Certifications

After earning a second LEED for Healthcare (LEED-HC) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Birmingham-based Robins & Morton reported that it’s the only general contractor in the country to receive multiple LEED-HC certifications.