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June 2016

Did Hospital Ignore Contaminated Scopes and Infected Patients?

When nurse pushed for officials to report the outbreak, she claims she was forced out of her job.
Published: June 24, 2016

AmSurg, Envision Healthcare Merge to Form Physician Staffing Giant

What will become of AmSurg's 250 ambulatory surgery centers?
Published: June 22, 2016

Obesity Device Drains a Portion of Stomach Contents After Meals Into the Toilet

The AspireAssist obesity device consists of a tube that connects the inside of the stomach to a port outside of the abdomen.
Published: June 15, 2016

Hospitals Will Likely Soon Be Required to Have Antibiotic-Stewardship Programs

Antibiotic-resistant organisms are a growing threat, says CMS.
Published: June 14, 2016

U. of Louisville Hospital Now Unsafe, Vice Chair of Surgery Insists

Among other issues, virtually all of the hospital's experienced nurses have been fired or forced out, he says.
Published: June 10, 2016

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May 2016

Patient Wakes Up, Makes Death Threats to Connecticut Surgery Center Staff

Police say she hit and punched staff members, yelled "I'm one of those bad people!"
Published: May 31, 2016

Potential Doomsday mcr-1 Gene Found in First U.S. Patient

The mutant gene resists all known antibiotics and can easily be passed between bacteria.
Published: May 31, 2016

Bair Hugger Target of Suit Claiming It Caused Deadly Infection

Manufacturer blames rival and opportunistic lawyers, insists warming device is safe.
Published: May 26, 2016

UnitedHealthcare Accused of Withholding Payments to Indiana ASCs

The insurer says it's merely recouping past overpayments.
Published: May 24, 2016

ACS Improves Its Surgical Risk Calculator

The popular online tool will be modified later this year to become even more accurate.
Published: May 20, 2016

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April 2016

Researchers Target the 7 Deadliest and Most Expensive Emergency Surgeries

Together, they account for more than 80% of deaths and inpatient costs.
Published: April 28, 2016

FDA Panel: Synthetic Cartilage Implant for Big Toe Should Be Approved

The Cartiva device is used to treat degenerative and post-traumatic arthritis.
Published: April 26, 2016

No One Recognizes Retained Objects, But Judge Won't Toss Negligence Case

Two pieces of plastic film found in patient's uterus, but how did they get there?
Published: April 22, 2016

Big Companies Offering Big Perk to Employees: Free Surgery

More and more large companies are saving money by offering facilities flat fees for common procedures.
Published: April 21, 2016

TJC Defends Its Pain Management Standards

The organization notes that opioid prescriptions were already on the rise before it released requirements for treating patients' pain.
Published: April 20, 2016

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